Democrat Who Flipped Off GOP Dugout Changes Her Story

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) is now trying to change her story after she was accused of lying about what caused her to flip off the Republican dugout during the 87th annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on Thursday night.

While jogging past the Republican dugout during the game, Sanchez was caught on camera flipping off the GOP lawmakers. Her actions elicited outrage on social media, especially since the game was supposed to be a friendly event for charity. Republicans in the dugout did not respond to the vulgar gesture, instead letting the game’s score do the talking, as the GOP won the game 10-0.

In a statement on Friday, the Democrat congresswoman appeared to suggest that she flipped off her Republican colleagues in response to an “offensive and misogynistic comment” that came from the Republican dugout.

“The Congressional Baseball Game is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a great cause and brings both sides of the aisle together for a night off from partisan politics,” the statement read. “That is why it really struck a nerve when I heard an offensive and misogynistic comment from the Republican side on my way back to the dugout.”

Corey Inganamort — who serves as the Mascot Coordinator for the Washington Nationals, according to his LinkedIn page — responded to Sanchez’s claims on Twitter, stating that he was at Nationals Park during the game and that Sanchez is lying.

“I was in the dugout with the Republicans last night. She is lying,” Inganamort tweeted. “Nothing offensive or misogynistic was said by anybody. In fact, everybody was shocked by what @RepLindaSanchez did.”

In a second statement also released on Friday, Sanchez appeared to change her story.

“It wasn’t the team,” she claimed. “It was an obnoxious fan who shouts misogynistic s*** at me every single year.”

Of course, the Democrat congresswoman conveniently refused to elaborate as to what was said.

When pressed on specific details of the fan’s comments, Sanchez said, “I’m not going to dignify it with a response because it’s nasty and it’s crude, and it has no place at a charity baseball game.”

But the California Democrat had no problem playing the victim card and blaming Republicans for not standing up for her, despite the fact that she is apparently the only person who heard the fan’s alleged comments and won’t disclose what was said.

“If the Republican women would have stood up and said that’s not acceptable instead of, you know, trashing me for my response then we might have a place where there’s no misogyny that’s tolerated by anybody anywhere,” Sanchez said.