‘God help us all if this is by the book’ — Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of Sept. 28, 2020

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Posted October 2, 2020 at 3:34pm

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse described the first 2020 presidential debate as a “s--- show,” but he may as well have been talking about the entire week. President Donald Trump and Utah Sen. Mike Lee both tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday as calls grew for more lawmakers to get tested.

From Iowa Rep. Steve King charting the use of the term “white nationalism” to Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky wishing she’d practiced pronouncing staffers’ names, the presidential debate wasn’t the only bizarre spectacle in politics this week.

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