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WATCH: One Year After Crazed Gunman Nearly Took His Life, Steve Scalise Makes Incredible First Play at Congressional Baseball Game

There was not a dry eye in the house.

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There was not a dry eye in the house.

One year ago, a crazed gunman, driven by vitriol towards Trump and the Republican party, drove from Illinois to Washington D.C. with his SKS rifle to open fire on a handful of Republican congressmen as they practiced for the upcoming congressional baseball game.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise nearly lost his life that day, saved by the heroic rescue of two capitol police who took out the gunman and were themselves injured in the process.

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On Thursday, after a harrowing year of recovery that Scalise can only describe as a miraculous, he entered the field for the Congressional baseball game once again.

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And made the play of the evening–on the very first play.

Western Journal reports:

In a moment that appeared to be orchestrated by God, the Louisianan fielded a grounder hit directly to him and threw the runner out at first base on the very first play of the game.

Scalise rose to his feet and pointed to heaven, in a gesture clearly meant to give all the glory to the Almighty.

The congressman was quickly mobbed by his teammates, and the crowd on hand at Nationals Park rose to its feet and cheered.

“To be able to walk back out on this field again a year later is an incredible feeling,” Scalise told reporters at the game.

“To think that after nine surgeries and everything I get to be back out here with my colleagues, God bless America,” he added. “I almost lost my life, and through God’s grace and the marvels of medicine I’m here.”

Scalise has not ceased to praise the Lord for his recovery, attributing every moment of survival, from when the bullet first struck him on that fateful day, to the power of prayer.

“I’m a living example that miracles really do happen,” he has said more than once, including his first day back on the House floor, earlier this year.

His return to the field was impressive, considering he still walks with a cane. He was escorted to his position at Second Base by the Capitol Hill police officers who saved his life that day, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who received the Medal of Valor from President Trump last year for their heroic actions that day. Griner and Bailey also threw pitches at the game.

The glory Scalise gives to the Lord is inspiring and galvanizing for the faithful across the nation that the power of prayer and faith in the Lord can turn anything–even the sometimes violent divide that runs down the middle of our country right now–into a testament of His power and might.

Let’s pray for our nation as fervently as Scalise prayed for recovery so that we can all be strengthened and healed, together, for the sake of our incredible nation.

 

 

 

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Protesters In Philadelphia Explode Into Rioting And Looting After Police Shooting

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Well, it seems that we’re about to hit another round of rioting and looting by the Black Lives Matter movement — don’t worry folks, it’s all just tools to fight against oppression — this time taking place in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. A 27-year-old black man was shot and killed during an altercation with police officers earlier in the day, which is the latest inspiration cited by these angry “protesters” for the justification for their lawlessness. via Fox News: Walter Wallace, who was allegedly holding a knife, was fatally shot while two police officers were responding to a complaint about a man with a weapon in Cobbs Creek, according to the Associated Press. He “advanced toward” the officers, who then fired “several times,” the outlet reported. Wallace was hit in both the shoulder and chest, then taken in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1320953991170125826 Following Wallace’s death, which was recorded and posted on social media, hundreds of people — some armed with bricks — protested in the 52nd Street commercial district, and the demonstration quickly turned violent. Police cars and dumpsters were set ablaze and NBC10 Philadelphia reported that at least 30 police officers were hurt. A 56-year-old sergeant was hit by a truck and sent to the hospital with a broken leg and other injuries. Some of the stores that were hit with looting included several Rite Aid pharmacies, a restaurant, and some clothing and shoe shops. Two ATM machines have also been reported to have been smashed. A total of 30 people were arrested during the incident. Folks, if Joe Biden is elected president and the left takes over Congress, this scene right here will become common place. How do I know that? Because the left will do nothing to stop the rioting and looting…

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