Democratic California Rep. Linda Sanchez flipped off Republicans during a congressional baseball game late Thursday.
After a lead-off walk, the representative gave the middle finger to the opposing side’s bench during the sixth inning as she headed to the dugout, according to Fox News. The Democrats were losing the game by five points.
The game was a charity event to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of D.C., former North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker said in a tweet. Democrats reportedly lost 10-0 against Republicans.
Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) flips off the Republican dug out. Her team got blown out 10-0.pic.twitter.com/CgPOaEsLs4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 29, 2022
The incident immediately sparked backlash from conservatives on Twitter. Conservative political commentator Nick Adams called for Sanchez to be banned from all future Congressional baseball games. (RELATED: Seth Meyers Shoots Middle Finger To Trump Supporters)
“Congresswoman Linda Sanchez flipping off Republicans in a charity game to support the Boys and Girls Club of DC. Sad!” Walker said.
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez flipping off Republicans in a charity game to support the Boys and Girls Club of DC. Sad! pic.twitter.com/wOLL6krs48
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) July 29, 2022
Rep. Linda Sanchez is classless.
Giving the middle finger to the GOP Baseball team is hateful and divisive.
Sanchez should be banned from all future Congressional baseball games and permanently stripped of all committees.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 29, 2022
Stay classy @RepLindaSanchez. A true role model and inspiration to children everywhere. https://t.co/LNHPOLepuL
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) July 29, 2022
Nice moment of Dem Linda Sanchez giving GOP bench the finger. https://t.co/kFIKrZ21Qy
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) July 29, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the coach for Democratic team, told Fox News before the incident with Sanchez that friendship and the love of baseball were the reasons the representatives set aside their political differences.
Sanchez’s office did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.