”You know where to find me. Anyplace, Anytime cowboy,” Teamster Sean O’ Brien to Sen Markwayne Mullin…..
From USA Today
: “It was a day befitting of a 13% approval rating.”
In a dizzying day that saw House Speaker Mike Johnson cobble together a bipartisan plan to pay the country’s bills and avoid a government shutdown before the Friday deadline, his predecessor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was accused of sucker punching a rival.
Tensions in the House on Tuesday also boiled over during an oversight hearing where a powerful committee chairman lashed out about how a member “looked like a Smurf.”
AND in the Senate, a senator named “Markwayne” Mullin, of Oklahoma, stood up and challenged a union leader to fight during a committee hearing. After his dramatic display of chest thumping, Mullin explained to the press that there was a long tradition of solving problems with colleagues in our republic through the use of force– he even used Andrew Jackson, a particular idol of Trump, as an example as Jackson once took a cane to a colleague who disagreed with him. Legislation — testosterone style.
Time states “The two incidents on Capitol Hill underscored the deepening divisions and personal animosities within the political arena just days ahead of a potential government shutdown, raising concerns about the state of civility and decorum among elected officials. A recent poll from Pew found that positive views of many governmental and political institutions are at historic lows, with just 16% of the public saying they trust the federal government always or most of the time.”