Republicans Gone Wild
Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R), a former mixed martial arts fighter and thug, nearly came to blows with the president of the Teamsters at a Senate hearing Tuesday, forcing Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to step in to stop a brawl from breaking out in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee room.
Mullin challenged International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien to a fight on the spot after the senator read aloud O’Brien’s tweets calling him out as a “clown” and a “fraud.”
Mullin read aloud a June post by O’Brien: “Quit the tough guy act in these Senate hearings. You know where to find me. Any place, Anytime cowboy.”
Mullin followed it up by saying, “This is a time, this is a place. We can be two consenting adults. We can finish it here.”
“OK that’s fine, perfect,” O’Brien replied. “You wanna do it now?”
Mullin said. “Would love to do it right now,” O’Brien replied. “Well stand your butt up then,” Mullin said.
“You stand your butt up,” O’Brien replied.
Mullin then stood up, moved away from his seat and reached for his wedding band until Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) intervened.