Lawmakers cheer on Batkid

Maybe Batkid can save Washington’s plunging poll numbers.

On Friday afternoon, more than 12,000 volunteers helped turn the city of San Francisco into Gotham City as a 5-year-old child lived out his dream of becoming Batman. The scenes of Batkid — accompanied by a regular sized Batman — roaming the city quickly went viral.

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Through Twitter, Democrats and Republicans in Congress — many representing California — cheered him on along the way.

Even the White House told the 5-year-old Miles to “go get ‘em.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped organize the event for Miles, who’s Leukemia has been in remission since the summer.

Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyOvernight Cybersecurity: Guccifer plea deal raises questions in Clinton probe Senate panel delays email privacy vote amid concerns Senate amendments could sink email privacy compromise MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.

GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashLibertarian looks for anti-Trump bump The Hill's 12:30 Report Ten third-party candidate names at top of Never Trump’s list MORE (Mich.) and Darrell Issa (Calif.) — who are prolific tweeters — rooted him on.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is a cancer survivor, said if you are not following him, you are missing out.

The Democratic Party provided the theme music — or at least a readout.

Both California Senators — Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFight over California drought heats up in Congress Dems see political gold in fight over Trump's taxes Latinos key in Democratic battle for California delegates MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinFight over California drought heats up in Congress Clinton emails dominate Sunday shows Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy MORE (D) — chimed in.

California Rep. Doris Matsui (D) applauded Batkid for stopping the Riddler, who attempted to rob a vault.

A news conference between Batkid and the San Francisco mayor will be held later in the day. He will be presented with the key to the city.

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