Popular Government Shutdown Tweet Gets a House Floor ReadingBy: Josh Wolford - October 7, 2013
Sometimes, it takes a Twitter user to perfectly sum up exactly what’s going on in Washington right now. And sometimes, that internet voice makes its way to the House floor.
This tweet from Think Progress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum is one of the most popular tweets about the current government shutdown, with nearly 20,000 retweets and over 8,000 favorites.
Can I burn down your house? No Just the 2nd floor? No Garage? No Let's talk about what I can burn down. No YOU AREN'T COMPROMISING!
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 2, 2013
It not only resonated with thousands of Twitter users, but apparently Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA) as well. He decided to give a decidedly dramatic reading of the tweet on the House floor, and it garnered a few snickers.
Congress, you so silly.