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 LeahySenate pressured to take up email privacy bill after overwhelming House vote House unanimously passes email privacy bill This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.

GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans who vow to never back Trump Trump Capitol Hill surrogate says Cruz should drop out Lawmakers react to Villanova's buzzer-beater NCAA win 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 BoxerCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Senate panel backs B water bill with Flint aid The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinIntel leaders push controversial encryption draft Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment Durbin: Iran amendment could kill energy bill 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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