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Image via Ben Sasse/Twitter

Everyone is loving this photo of a Republican senator being chill

He cracked a funny, which we all needed.

 

David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published May 18, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:58 pm CDT

This morning, at the tail end of an absolutely crushing news cycle, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) posted a lighthearted tweet.

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He was spotted hopped up on a stone wall at the Capitol in workout clothes, an impish Huck Finn-esque perch, entertaining other senators as they passed by. Sasse got a hold of the pics and cracked a funny.

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If you thought that was ripe for jokes, well, let me tell you something.

It was ripe for jokes.

There was the obligatory alterations of marijuana cigarettes.

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Naturally the joke you expected to happen, happened.

There were some burns regarding the administration’s revamped stance on drugs.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was in one of the pictures referenced by Sasse, got in on the fun.

The Free Beacon held a caption contest, which got some good responses.

https://twitter.com/TheColinSmillie/status/865221632016736256

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But one representative won it all, with this call back to a news story from the night before.

All in all, I think’s safe to say this photo saved American democracy.

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*First Published: May 18, 2017, 12:39 pm CDT