At a Congressional baseball game, Joe Biden was booed by the crowd.
When President Joe Biden appeared at the annual Congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C.,
he was booed by Republican baseball fans.
When the president arrived at Nationals Park on Wednesday night,
he was met with a mixed welcome from the crowd, as the Democrats were far behind their opponents.
Democrats in the crowd clapped and cheered for President Obama,
while Republicans in the opposite corner of the stadium booed him.
When [Joe Biden] was introduced at Nationals Park during a Congressional baseball game, there were both applause from the Democratic side and boos from the Republican side, Bloomberg News White House reporter Jennifer Jacob said on Twitter.
Banners urging Democrats and Republicans to work together on the massive budget plan that has sparked controversy on Capitol Hill were also displayed.
The following was printed on one of the banners: “We’re not playing a video game with our lives. Pass the 3.5T exam with flying colors!”
There was also a sign that said, “Trump 2024…Retake America!”
When it comes to infrastructure investment, lawmakers are at odds on whether or not to include a $3.5 trillion social and climate expenditure package in the next infrastructure bill.
On Thursday, the fate of the comprehensive package and bill will be decided by a single vote,
and Democrats have been working nonstop to secure support.
On Tuesday, Democratic leaders were confident that they would get the votes needed to pass the legislation,
as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters: “We’re hoping to reach an agreement on that within the next few days. Both bills will be passed.”
It would be a disaster for Democrats if they failed to approve the legislation and package in the 2022 midterm elections.
Due to the ongoing negotiations on major legislation, Vice President Biden had to cancel a trip to Chicago that had been planned.
Visiting the Republican dugout gave Biden an opportunity to establish bipartisan ties with the president,
who was spotted greeting the players as he walked over to them.
“This fosters relationships and creates a breather from some of the worst, I think, political atmospheres I’ve seen in Congress,” Republican Representative Kevin Brady of Texas told Reuters about the game.
The tradition dates back to 1909, and until the COVID epidemic in 2020, the game was still held every year.
As reported by Reuters, the charity event often raises over $1 million in donations and has historically featured a close race for the Republican and Democratic nominations.
The Republicans defeated the Democrats 13-12 to snap their long winning streak against them.
The rowdy crowd that greeted Biden at Nationals Stadium on Wednesday was the latest in a string of unpleasant experiences for the vice president.
During a campaign stop for California Governor Gavin Newsom in September, Biden’s convoy drew boos from the crowd.
Local media said that hundreds of people opposed both Biden and Newsom,
and videos of some demonstrators booing the president as he passed by were circulated on Twitter.
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