Heard on the Hill

And the award for most laconic Mueller tweet goes to …

Sean Duffy doesn’t have time for 280 characters, and neither does Bobby Rush

Wisconsin Rep. Sean P. Duffy kept it simple Thursday on Twitter. He’d rather be podcasting, an aide said. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

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.

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.

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).

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