Ellison tweeted before the signing that President Barack Obama was taking longer than expected; so, Congress ppl talking among themselves. Chatter, laughs, plans, analysis all around. He also tweeted that Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has a fancy looking camera and hes clicking away. (HOH notes Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy was also spotted with a camera.)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) also frequently tweeted, posting before the ceremony: Talking Minnesota politics, with [Sen.] Al Franken. Waiting for the President.
Meanwhile, Meek joined Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) by posting several pictures to Twitter during the event. Our favorite Meek tweet came right after Vice President Joseph Biden dropped the f-bomb during the ceremony: You think VP Joe Biden is excited?
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Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.