If the congressional gig doesn’t work out, the Washington Nationals may be able to use Rep. Greg Steube.
Steube (R-Fla.) briefly took the focus off President Biden during Wednesday night’s Congressional Baseball Game by hitting a rare out-of-the-park home run in the Democrat vs. Republican grudge match.
As Biden greeted Steube’s GOP teammates in the home dugout at Nationals Park amid ongoing drama over the fate of two massive spending bills on Capitol Hill, the second-term lawmaker turned on the first pitch of the bottom of the third inning from Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and sent it deep to left field.
As the ball hit off a railing in front of the first row of the stands and ricocheted back onto the field, Steube broke into a Kirk Gibson-style slow trot around the bases. He was congratulated by Democratic fielders he encountered before being mobbed by his red-clad teammates as he crossed the plate.