Biden Met With Booing At Congressional Baseball Game

Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Congressional Baseball game Wednesday night. His appearance however seemed unwelcome as he was met with booing from the crowd. 

The New York Post reported, Biden, who postponed a planned Wednesday trip to Chicago to focus on getting both proposals over the finish line in the House, arrived at Nationals Park in the top of the second inning. The game was briefly delayed as he acknowledged the crowd, though the cheers soon gave way to boos from Republicans sitting in the first base stands.

“Let’s play ball!” chanted some GOP fans, who may have suspected the president of trying to ice their starting pitcher, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.).

As politicians played ball, activists were attracted to the event. The activists bore signs, mostly advocating for the passing of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. 

Joe Biden met with Democrat lawmakers participating in the game, but also made his way over to greet the Republican team. 

The game comes amid a struggle between Joe Biden and his own party – some of whom oppose his infrastructure bill. 

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin stands in opposition claiming that the bill is the “definition of fiscal insanity.”

“Respectfully, as I have said for months, I can’t support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March, at some point, all of us, regardless of party must ask the simple question, how much is enough?” Manchin said.