Social media users are sharing their reactions after Republican Senator of Oklahoma Markwayne Mullin challenged Senate floor witness Sean O’Brien to tussle during a hearing. According to AP News, the confrontation occurred during a congressional meeting on Tuesday.
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How The Incident Unfolded & What Sparked Senator Mullin’s Comments Toward Sean O’Brien
In footage of the hearing, chronicled by The Shade Room, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin is seen sitting at a podium at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.
The clip begins as Sen. Mullins seemingly talks about himself, explaining that he works “pretty hard” and “pretty long hours.”
“‘Pretends like he’s self-made… what a clown, fraud. Always has been, always will be. Quit the tough guy act in these senate hearings. You know where to find me. Any place, Anytime, cowboy,” Mullins recites to the room.
The senator then adds, “Sir, this is a time. This is a place. If you want to run your mouth, we can be two consenting adults [and] we can finish it here.”
O’Brien responds by telling Mullins, “That’s perfect.”
Then and there, Mullins and O’Brien agree to “do it now.” Furthermore, Mullins even instructs O’Brien.
“Well, stand your butt up then,” Mullins says.
How Bernie Sanders Quelled The Potential Tussle Between The Two Men
As the senator and O’Brien get up from their seats, the entire room sounds off with interjections.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders then orders both men to “sit down” while reminding Mullins that he is a “United States senator. From there, Sanders orders the room to halt, reminding all attendees, “This is a hearing.”
“And God knows, the American people have had enough…” Sanders adds.
Mullin and O’Brien begin to bicker back and forth as Sanders works hard to get the hearing back on track. According to AP News, the men’s exchange lasted around six minutes.
Watch the viral ordeal below, and swipe to read O’Brien’s past shade toward Mullin.
Social Media Reacts
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to share their reactions to the viral Senate hearing.
“Arguing over tweets on the senate floor? Ghetto.”
“I know for a fact he was listening to Boosie set it off before this meeting 😭”
“Standin on bihness in a senate hearing is craaazy. Even the crowd was ready though 😂”
“‘yk where to find me’ since when did Senators get down like this??”
“Bernie said ‘If you got beef take that elsewhere!'”