At last night’s sold-out Will on the Hill fundraiser at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the D.C. Democrat and Rep. Joe Barton shared a hug on stage.
The Texas Republican gave her props for sacrificing for art.
“I’m sure I was the last person on earth she wanted to hug,” he said later. “Wrong,” Norton quipped in retort. “I can think of a few others.”
Still, she said Washington would be a little nicer with more hugs. “There is no Member of Congress I find so repugnant I wouldn’t hug them,” she said. “We can’t let a million ideological differences get in the way of a good hug.”
The event raised more than $360,000 for an educational program.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.