“We’ll have to start hosting potluck dinners and invite other members of Congress. Maybe we’ll have a cook off with the George Miller house,” she quipped, referring to the retiring California Democrat’s domicile he shares with Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois.
It remains to be seen whether Wasserman Schultz’s deeply competitive nature will evolve into congressional feeding frenzies.
At least for now, she seems to be content to merely step away from the pressure cooker that is her career for a spell and focus on herself.
“It’s something I can do for my family . . . and to disconnect from politics for a minute,” Wasserman Schultz stated. “Really, I’m just enjoying the adventure.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.