Popular Government Shutdown Tweet Gets a House Floor Reading

    October 7, 2013
    Josh Wolford

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]