This morning, at the tail end of an absolutely crushing news cycle, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) posted a lighthearted tweet.
He was spotted hopped up on a stone wall at the Capitol in workout clothes, an impish Huck Finn-esque perch, entertaining other senators as they passed by. Sasse got a hold of the pics and cracked a funny.
holy moly – it looks like @SenSchumer and I are smoking reefer outside a wedding…
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 18, 2017
If you thought that was ripe for jokes, well, let me tell you something.
It was ripe for jokes.
There was the obligatory alterations of marijuana cigarettes.
@BenSasse @SenSchumer pic.twitter.com/J4EPKfBdHE
— darth:™ (@darth) May 18, 2017
Naturally the joke you expected to happen, happened.
@BenSasse @SenSchumer pic.twitter.com/E78Msuafba
— Nora Biette-Timmons (@biettetimmons) May 18, 2017
There were some burns regarding the administration’s revamped stance on drugs.
Jeff Sessions will have you arrested for joking about thishttps://t.co/WmNMavF9b8
— Michael (@mjarvisinla) May 18, 2017
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was in one of the pictures referenced by Sasse, got in on the fun.
Well that escalated quickly. https://t.co/uUzlZktBoG
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 18, 2017
The Free Beacon held a caption contest, which got some good responses.
@FreeBeacon Schumer: Have you guys heard about romphims?
Cotton & Sasse: ….
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) May 18, 2017
@FreeBeacon Chuck: “I told you those last two shots where a bad idea” @BenSasse “yup”
Tom: “Ben whose shorts are those?”
Ben: “I have no clue”
— Colin Smillie (@TheColinSmillie) May 18, 2017
But one representative won it all, with this call back to a news story from the night before.
@FreeBeacon “No leaks. . . . This is how we know we’re a real family here.”
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 18, 2017
All in all, I think’s safe to say this photo saved American democracy.
Source: The Daily Dot