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.
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 Tech: Obama signs FOIA reform bill | Musicians take YouTube fight to Europe | Feds probe first driverless car death Obama signs bill to expand access to federal records Dems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.
GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump muddies GOP message on protecting the Constitution Libertarian looks for anti-Trump bump The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 BoxerDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Calif. Dem missed votes, sit-in on trip to Spain Hispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinUS reveals death toll from terror strikes outside war zones House to vote on NRA-backed gun measure Homeland Security Committee pushes encryption commission in new report MORE (D) — chimed in.
Thanks for saving Gotham, #SFBatKid!— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) November 15, 2013
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.
Tom CarperTom CarperDHS head pushes cyber reorganization White House seeks distance from ISIS transcript edit White House: Redaction decision was all Justice MORE (@SenatorCarper) November 15, 2013