The Florida Republican, 65, broke two ribs last weekend.
“Sadly I will not be able to demonstrate my prowess and beat the press with my incredible athletic skills on the softball field,” she said. “I was walking with my family at Fairchild Gardens in my district and tripped over an object, which brought me to the realization I don’t have the ability to go through them, causing two broken ribs,” she said in a statement to HOH.
Besides cheering, her plan is to “distract the press team, and [disobey] doctor’s orders by being the first to snatch the trophy from the opposing side cause we all know they’re losing tonight.”
The congresswoman added, “I don’t know why the press team even bother showing up when our Members team have been likened, by astute and impartial observers such as me, to a World Series-caliber group.”
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