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

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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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