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 LeahySanders, liberals press Obama to expand closure of private prisons Police union: Clinton snubbed us Congress saving the past for the future MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.

GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublican exodus from Trump grows Dozens of GOP lawmakers staying away from Trump's convention House uprising thwarts change to Patriot Act 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 BoxerFeds weigh whether carbon pollution should be measured in highway performance Juan Williams: Dems should not take Latinos for granted Reid faces Sanders supporters' fury at DNC MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinCelebrating the contributions of the National Park Service at its centennial France, Germany push for encryption limits Lochte apologizes for behavior in Rio 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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