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 LeahyProtecting the right to counsel in immigration court Dems urge Obama to release info on Russian links to DNC hack Top senators want details on probe of DNC breach MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.
GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashDozens of GOP lawmakers staying away from Trump's convention House uprising thwarts change to Patriot Act GOP angst grows over Trump 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 BoxerCalif. Dem touts her 'badass' sister's Senate run The Trail 2016: One large crack in the glass ceiling Dem suggests race factored into Obama Senate endorsement MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinDems urge Obama to release info on Russian links to DNC hack Hotel lobby cheers scrutiny on Airbnb GOP platform attempts middle ground on encryption debate 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 CarperCentrist Dems wary of public option push Retailers are shirking consumer data security responsibilities GMO labeling bill advances in the Senate over Dem objections MORE (@SenatorCarper) November 15, 2013