Biden drops mask to greet fans, hugs Speaker Pelosi at congressional baseball game
Amid efforts to back down against an imminent government shutdown, President Joe Biden made a surprise visit on Wednesday congressional baseball game For charity in the National Park, just after being inducted into the game’s Hall of Fame.
Biden, who attended a congressional baseball game during his time in the Senate, made a surprise visit to the park, where he received a mixed response from both Democrats and Republicans as he greeted attendees.
Before the game began, Biden, the late President George H.W. Bush and former Representatives Cedric Richmond, D-La., and John Shimkus, R-Ill., were inducted into the game’s Hall of Fame.
Too in presence According to reporters at the game, the second Gentleman for the game was Doug Emhoff, who at one point greeted the president.
During his visit to the park, Biden was seen greeting fans and shaking hands with players and others present for the game, even though he was not wearing a face mask. he was too filmed Hugging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Biden reportedly gave players the game at an ice cream bar that was labeled the Presidential Seal.
Earlier this year, during a ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Dodgers in July, Biden said he wanted to be inducted into the Congressional baseball game’s Hall of Fame based on his “influence” after becoming president. “You all think I’m kidding, don’t you,” Biden said those days.
The Congressional Baseball Game has been an annual, bipartisan event held since 1909. Some of the charities that have benefited from the baseball game include the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Philanthropy. It also benefits the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund in gratitude to the brave officers in the June 14, 2017 Republican exercise shooting.