If you go on Twitter today (which we know you will), you’ll drown in the same tweets highlighting the same quotes from Attorney General William Barr’s press conference ahead of the highly anticipated release of the Mueller report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
You’ll of course also find several members of Congress weighing in on said events, with wordy testimonies within multiple threads — which they are at liberty to do, given the First Amendment and the large platform to First Amendment on. Yes, we just made that into a verb.
Like many of you, I am also eager to read the full #MuellerReport and am frustrated by this administration’s calculated effort to hide its contents. But, this is only one of the many challenges we are faced with addressing in Congress. (Thread)— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) April 18, 2019
Let the liberal spin begin! No matter what Democrats read in the #MuellerReport, they will refuse to accept the truth: No collusion, no obstruction.When is enough enough? How many more investigations and how much more tax dollars will it take? #GameOver — Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) April 18, 2019
The circus of AG Barr's #MuellerReport release press conference cannot distract us from his disastrous and morally bankrupt decisions at the Justice Department: refusing to defend the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with preexisting conditions...— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) April 18, 2019
Sorry, distinguished members of Congress. TL;DR.
Rep. Sean P. Duffy, on the other hand, doesn’t have time for 280 characters. The Wisconsin Republican only has time for 13, to be exact.
NO COLLUSION!— Sean Duffy (@RepSeanDuffy) April 18, 2019
“Sean typically uses short and sweet tweets to share his positive message (and pics of his 8 kids),” according to his communications director, Mark Bednar. “He saves longer conversations for the podcast that everyone’s talking about — the Plaidcast.”
“Plaid,” he clarifies, because Duffy is a lumberjack. That is witty.
According to our not-so-thorough investigation, trailing right behind Duffy is Illinois Democrat Bobby L. Rush, with 27 characters (including spaces).
That was a political stunt.— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) April 18, 2019
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