I just heard that the House GOP wrapped up their protest session at 5:05 by singing “God Bless America” and left the chamber with the crowd chanting, “USA! USA!” Unbelievable.
Also, there’s this little tidbit — after the Democrats shut off the microphones, Rep. John Shadegg ran out to turn them on. In an update to the post I linked to earlier, the Politico reports:
Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber’s public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.
“I love this,” Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. “Congress can be so boring. … This is a kick.”
It really looks like Congressional Republicans are getting some of their mojo back.