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February 6, 2016

Hot Mic: Senator Can’t Wait to ‘Jet’ Out of Town (Video)

As the Senate worked through a series of procedural motions and votes on Thursday night, one senator just wanted catch his flight home.

Caught on a clerk’s microphone as the roll call for a vote on the Highway Trust Fund patch was read, the senator tells the clerk it is time for “summer vacation.”

“We have a plane home … [at] 9:30,” the senator says to the clerk. “Bags are packed, ready to go … leaving on a jet plane.”

Although the Senate is in session today, the next vote series is scheduled for Sept. 8,  when senators return from a five-week recess.


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  • CapHappenings

    To be fair and comprehensive… That is Senator Barasso, who was hoping that he would be able to catch the CODEL flight to the southwest border that had a departure deadline of 9:30pm. He was not simply hoping to jet home for vacation.

    • oaklanddog

      Why does he say “we have a plane home”?

      • CapHappenings

        I think the captioning is inaccurate… sounds to me like he says “We have a plane holding on the runway”

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