Bergman Ahead of Charity Game: Fear Won't Conquer Us

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Washington, June 15, 2017 | comments

Washington – Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-1) released the following statement ahead of tonight’s bipartisan Congressional Charity Baseball Game:

In the aftermath of yesterday’s violence at practice for the Congressional Charity Baseball Game, we’ve had a lot to think about as a Congress and as a people. We have a lot of work to do, and we all have skin in the game. That’s why we owe it to ourselves and to each other to think about the words we use, the actions we take, and the example we set for each other. I’m looking forward to tonight’s game, because it’s an opportunity for us to show what we can accomplish when we work together. It’s time to replace animosity with understanding and hostility with congeniality.

We’re all here by the grace of God, and I was blessed to be sustained yesterday on that baseball field. With that in mind, I want to dedicate tonight’s game to the injured, to the men and women who were quick to respond and come to the aid of those who were hurt, and to the Capitol Hill Police.

The decision to go forward with tonight’s game is a kind of promise to ourselves: we won’t let fear divide us, and we won’t let fear conquer us.

Let’s play ball.

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