Female legislators took on the Washington press corps Thursday night and won.
Many took to Twitter for congratulations following the third annual congressional women's softball game, where Congress beat members of the D.C. press 5-4.
Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats try to back Manchin off killing paid family leave proposal Crucial talks on Biden agenda enter homestretch Democrats cutting paid leave from spending deal amid Manchin opposition MORE (D-N.Y.) dedicated the win to her friend Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), and tweeted a picture from the field:
A great win tonight for the Congressional women's softball team & MVP @DWStweets! This one was for you, Gabby! http://twitpic.com/5fwl54
Many members wore ribbons in honor of Giffords at the game, including Gillibrand and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). Giffords is recovering from an assination attempt on Jan. 8.
The entire congressional women's team, plus Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and the captains of the press team signed the game ball in the picture. The ball will be sent to Giffords, who is still recovering.
Wasserman Schultz, one of the team captains, made the winning run for the congressional team.
Pelosi also tweeted:
Congressional women's team wins @CWSftball game benefiting young women w/ breast cancer! #CWSftball http://yfrog.com/klc0frzj
Proceeds from the event went to the Young Survival Coalition.
-- Photo reproduced from Gillibrand's public Twitter feed.
--This post was updated at 1:31 p.m.