House’s Louisiana baseball stars reflect on their friendship, the 2017 shooting

This year’s game is on Wednesday, June 26

Minority Whip Steve Scalise, center, and Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, right, during the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).
Minority Whip Steve Scalise, center, and Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, right, during the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call).
Posted June 25, 2019 at 12:09pm

“We call that lagniappe in Louisiana.” That’s how Minority Whip Steve Scalise described getting to play baseball on a major league field while fostering relationships with his congressional colleagues along the way. “Lagniappe, it means a little something extra.”

Two years after the 2017 shooting at the GOP baseball practice where Scalise was critically wounded, the Louisiana Republican and his home-state colleague Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, star pitcher for the Democrats, reflect on their long bipartisan friendship that started in the state legislature and continued into Congress.

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