Sports fans are known to go above and beyond when they want to cheer on their teams, and lawmakers are no different.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor welcomed the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team back to Richmond early Monday morning. The Virginia Republican greeted the team at about 1 a.m. at the Richmond International Airport.
The team has done unexpectedly well in the NCAA tournament, beating the University of Kansas 71-61 Sunday night and advancing to the final four.
“Welcomed @CoachSmartVCU back to Richmond after #VCU’s #FinalFour berth,” Cantor tweeted, attaching a photo of him and coach Shaka Smart.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.