Sen. Amy Klobuchar among Congressional Women's Softball Game announcers
June 24, 2015 — 8:48pm
WASHINGTON — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., joined CNN's Dana Bash and NBC's Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday night in announcing the seventh annual Congressional Women's Softball Game, which benefits the breast cancer awareness organization Young Survival Coalition.
Friendly banter, plenty of pink and the smell of hot dogs filled Watkins Recreation Center for the game as the members, donning pink jerseys, took home a 1-0 victory over the press team in blue.
"It's an amazing event, we raise a ton of money for breast cancer, it is a completely bipartisan moment and it's just great to promote women," Klobuchar said, noting with a smile that the game is "just as cool" as the congressional baseball game.
Between innings upbeat tunes like Beyonce’s “Run the World” and Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” had the spirited crowd singing along.
The event was highly populated with congressional members including Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Klobuchar, proud of the members’ victory, joked instead of “Meet the Press,” the congressional team was there to “beat the press.”
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."