Popular Government Shutdown Tweet Gets a House Floor Reading

By: 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.

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.

Image via YouTube

[Congressman Doyle, YouTube, via Gawker]

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  • Truth

    Half the teenagers in America are reading quotes from twitter. What concerns me is that congress is reading quotes from twitter instead of doing work. What is happening in this nation is very serious. We are looking more like pre-World War II Germany every day. The similarities are very scary and you would have to be a fool not to see them. Congress, get off twitter and do your jobs or there may not be a free America left in 10 years.

    Maybe that is the real plan behind what has been going on since 9/11. Maybe that is what they want.