(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Many patriotic Americans from all walks of life have now had it with the obnoxious behavior of many on the left, as has just been demonstrated by a Republican US Senator who was ready to physically fight a labor union boss after the latter had challenged him to a fight in social media posts packed with insults.
You can watch a video of what happened further down this post.
During a recent Senate committee hearing, a tense exchange between GOP Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Teamsters President Sean O’Brien nearly escalated to a physical confrontation, with committee chairman Senator Bernie Sanders intervening to defuse the situation.
During the hearing, Mullion read a tweet that O’Brien had directed at him, which calls the senator a “clown” and a “fraud.” The labor leader also invites the senator to “find” him “any place, any time.”
“Sir, this is a time, this is a place. You want to run your mouth. We can be two consenting adults and we can finish it here,” the Oklahoma senator said, addressing the Teamsters leader during the hearing.
“OK, that’s fine, perfect,” O’Brien said
“You want to do it now?” Mullin asked.
“I would love to do it right now,” O’Brien said.
“Well, stand your butt up then,” the senator retorted.
“You stand your butt up, big guy,” O’Brien said.
Mullin, a former undefeated MMA fighter, then stood up, appearing ready to confront O’Brien.
Senator Sanders (I-VT), chairing the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, intervened, urging Mullin to sit down, reminding him of his role as a United States senator.
Despite Sanders’s efforts, Mullin and O’Brien continued their verbal altercation.
“You challenged me to a cage match, acting like a 12-year-old,” said O’Brien, after being accused of backing down.
Sanders, attempting to regain control, interjected, emphasizing that the purpose of the hearing was to discuss economic issues, not physical confrontations.
The exchange escalated when Mullin labeled O’Brien a “thug,” to which O’Brien called Mullin “disrespectful.”
Both men expressed mutual disrespect, leading to further intervention by Sanders, who emphasized the focus of the hearing and attempted to redirect the discussion.
Despite Sanders’s efforts, Mullin and O’Brien’s argument persisted until the hearing moved on to other questions.
This was not the first clash between Mullin and O’Brien; they had previously sparred during a committee hearing over O’Brien’s salary compared to that of his union members, with Sanders also having to step in then.
WATCH: Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R–Okla.) challenges Teamsters president to fight during hearingpic.twitter.com/rbQu7joTqp
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 14, 2023