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 LeahyReport: Investor visa program mainly funds wealthy areas Gretchen Carlson to testify before Congress Senior Verizon exec believes hack will affect Yahoo deal MORE (D-Vt.), a Batman fanatic who has appeared in two of the films, weighed in with his expert opinion.
GOP Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports House Freedom Caucus member slows floor business House votes to block Gitmo transfers 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 BoxerCalifornia House Republicans facing tougher headwinds House and Senate water bills face billion difference Boxer, Feinstein endorse Kamala Harris in two-Dem Senate race MORE (D) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinAirbnb foes mobilize in Washington Top Dem: Russia trying to elect Trump Sanders, Dem senators press Obama to halt ND pipeline 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 CarperYahoo hack spurs push for legislation Election-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Overnight Healthcare: McConnell unveils new Zika package | Manchin defends daughter on EpiPens | Bill includes M for opioid crisis MORE (@SenatorCarper) November 15, 2013