ALEXANDRIA, VA - Wednesday morning, a gunman opened fire at the GOP's baseball practice. I was unharmed, but five others, including Majority Whip Scalise, were shot.

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Wednesday morning, a gunman opened fire at the GOP's baseball practice. I was unharmed, but five others, including Majority Whip Scalise, were shot.

I have played in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity every year since I came to Congress, and it has become one of my favorite traditions. The camaraderie we feel as players transcends party, as we live out our childhood dreams of playing on a major league field.

Last night, the game went on. We played the game we love in honor of Congressman Steve Scalise, Matt Mika, Zach Barth, Special Agent Crystal Griner, and Special Agent David Bailey. We remain thankful for the heroic actions of Special Agents Griner and Bailey, as well as the other officers who arrived to our aid quickly, without whom the events of Wednesday might have turned drastically worse.

We took to the field last night, united in our love for this country. The Republicans and Democrats came together at second base to start the evening with a prayer, and then we played ball.