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GOP baseball team coach asked Trump to attend game on anniversary of shooting

GOP baseball team coach asked Trump to attend game on anniversary of shooting
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The coach for the Republican congressional baseball team asked President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE to attend the annual game on Thursday, the anniversary of last year’s shooting that wounded Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRepublican House campaign arm rakes in .7 million in first quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Biden seeks expanded government, tax hikes A number of Republican lawmakers are saying no to COVID-19 vaccines MORE (R-La.) and several others.

“I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office. He said, ‘I’ll be there,’” Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results Trump Georgia call divides House GOP MORE (R-Texas) told The Associated Press.

A spokesman for Williams says the lawmaker does not know if Trump will in fact attend the game.

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Last June, a gunman attacked GOP lawmakers as they practiced for the annual charity game. Scalise was badly wounded and underwent multiple surgeries as part of his recovery.

The House majority whip returned to Congress in September.

Williams told the AP that Scalise will start at second base during Thursday’s game.

The congressman also noted that members of Trump’s Cabinet will attend the game at Nationals Park.

Trump — who turns 72 on Thursday — has been vocally supportive of Scalise amid his recovery, including mentioning him during his State of the Union address earlier this year.

The White House has not commented on whether the president will attend the game.

—Updated at 3:52 p.m.