There are about four or five senators who are well into their 80’s and a whole slew of those in their 70’s. MSNBC commentator and former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) quipped when asked about why she became a senator she responded that it’s the only place she could go and be called “a hot-chick.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted that the senators comply with this odd ruling during Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing.
“Moscow Mitch” insisted that during his marathon 12-hour sessions, the senators could only drink “water or milk”and no food. Nevermind that a number of these 100 senators may be diabetic or have hypoglycemia and need to get some protein into their systems. He may have been trying to force the Democrats out of the impeachment trial. Unfortunately for him, the Republican senators took umbrage with it, too.
A political journalist for numerous major news outlets Matt Lasio tweeted about the grimly outrageous to the point of humorous news:
‘Sen. Rick Scott tells me the rules only allow senators to drink water and milk on the Senate floor during the impeachment trial’
Another political journalist respeonded with the milk emoji and confirmed Lasio’s tweet:
‘Yep, milk and water. You can’t drink Coke or coffee or anything else in the Senate, but an exception was made for milk in 1966 when Minority Leader Everett Dirksen wanted milk with lunch. It’s stuck in the rules ever since.’
Scott could not defend the rule.
Twitter world went crazy over this misplaced rule. Americans’ response was hilarious:
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