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Posted at 4:43 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2014
While Democrats were busy staking out POTUS-accessible aisle seats hours ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Republican lawmakers had plenty of time to mix and mingle with those on hand for the political spectacle.
Who did GOP solons overwhelmingly seek out and exuberantly squeal about meeting all over social media?
“Duck Dynasty” scion Willie Robertson, ‘natch.
— Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 29, 2014
The reality TV personality attended the annual address as a guest of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., the freshman lawmaker Robertson helped get elected to Congress last fall.
But McAllister was far from the only pol that piled into photographs with the star-spangled-bandana wearing, untucked-shirt-sporting outdoorsman.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., got into the act by inviting Robertson’s wife, Korie, to pal around for the night:
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) January 28, 2014
Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., who was mistakenly swept up into a non-existent tug-of-war over the A&E entertainer, didn’t miss his chance to share a bit of the spotlight:
— Inhofe Press Office (@InhofePress) January 29, 2014
And then there was everybody else.
Team Pelican State
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La.:
Willie Robertson wanted his photo with me last night! Ha – Who am I kidding, it was the other way around! http://t.co/UMzbU6UrW2
— Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) January 29, 2014
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.:
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 28, 2014
Sen. David Vitter, R-La.:
— David Vitter (@DavidVitter) January 28, 2014
Team Lone Star State
Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas:
— Joe Barton (@RepJoeBarton) January 29, 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 29, 2014
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas:
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) January 28, 2014
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.:
— Diane Black (@RepDianeBlack) January 29, 2014
Rep. Bob W. Goodlatte, R-Va.:
— Bob Goodlatte (@RepGoodlatte) January 29, 2014
Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga.:
— Tom Graves (@RepTomGraves) January 29, 2014
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.:
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 28, 2014
Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C.:
— Patrick McHenry (@PatrickMcHenry) January 29, 2014
Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss.:
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala.:
— Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) January 29, 2014
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.:
— Jeff Fortenberry (@JeffFortenberry) January 29, 2014
Reps. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.:
— Candice Miller (@CandiceMiller) January 29, 2014
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich:
— Callista Gingrich (@CallyGingrich) January 29, 2014
Sorry, Phil. But it looks like Willie’s king of this Hill.
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