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Two US Senators had a snowball fight outside the Capitol and it brightened Twitterati’s day

In reference to "so many fights" in Washington, US Senators — Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona and Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey — started off their day with a snowball fight. The loser ended up treating the other's staff with pizza.

Written by Shreya Das | New Delhi |
Updated: March 23, 2018 6:57:51 pm
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A duel is not new in a political rivalry, but when two US senators recently engaged in a fight outside the Capitol, Netizens were actually happy and cheered for them. Wondering why? Well, it’s because the duo decided to engage in a snowball fight! Yes, amid protest marches and controversies that have recently been rocking Washington, a friendly match between Jeff Flake and Cory Booker made people smile and believe in leaders again.

On Thursday (March 22), they started off their day with a snowball fight on the East Lawn of the US Capitol building and announced the loser would treat the opponent’s staff with pizza. Cory Booker, the Democratic senator from New Jersey, took to Twitter, challenging Republican senator for Arizona, Jeff Flake, to a snowball fight. While announcing, Booker also referenced the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and his political rival Aaron Burr.

And if that classic reference to senator’s duel was not enough, Jeff, the Republican senator also made reference to the recent threats of physical violence between Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden.

As the action unfolded, staffers and reporters around the Capitol too seemed to take notice of the epic battle and shared updates on social media with many commenting how this would be a lovely way to end the Trump-Biden war.

Booker also shared videos of the duel on his Instagram story and later told Twitter users about his loss. However, he cried foul and jokingly wrote, “I should have known this was a setup… lost this morning’s snowball duel to a guy named Flake from Snowflake, Arizona!” He also said he would be sending vegan pizza!

Jeff shared photo of his staff enjoying the pizza and even gave a Game of Thrones reference saying Booker “always pays his debts”. Moreover, not all pizzas were vegan as he had teasingly announced.

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