Pol Light Moment #154 happened on June 20, 2017, when Mike Pence donated blood to honor members of congress who were shot on June 14, 2017, while practicing for their charity baseball game. Mike Pence is the current Vice-President of the United States, serving since 2017. He was formerly the Governor of the State of Indiana from 2013-2017. Mike Pence represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013 before becoming Governor of Indiana.
Inspiring to see members of Congress & staffers at the blood drive organized to help those hurt in last week's shooting. #TeamScalise pic.twitter.com/p0jlhPiC4K— Vice President Pence (@VP) June 20, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence donated blood at the Rayburn House Building on Capital Hill on June 20, 2017. The blood drive was organized in partnership with the American Red Cross in order to support the Capital Hill blood bank and honor those who were injured in the shooting on the congressional baseball practice field on June 14, 2017. Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La was seriously injured in the shooting.
For more information on this Pol Light moment read the following articles:
- Pence Donates Blood to Support Scalise, Others Injured on Baseball Field (Fox News, June 20, 2017).
- Mike Pence, Others Donate to Capital Hill Blood Bank in Honor of Scalise (ABC News, David Caplan, June 21, 2017)
Mike Pence has been featured on other posts at the Pol Light blog that can be found by searching for the Label Mike Pence.
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