On Capitol Hill Tuesday, tensions reached a boiling point between GOP Senator Markwayne Mullin and Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien. They almost came to blows during the heated confrontation, but Bernie Sanders managed to prevent the fight from happening.

According to TMZ, the reason for the confrontation was Mullin’s reading of tweets by O’Brien, who had previously referred to him as a “clown and fraud” during a heated congressional hearing.

The situation intensified as Mullin, a former MMA fighter, issued a warning to O’Brien about the “time and place to run his mouth” and suggested that, as “two consenting adults,” they could settle their differences right there and then. Both men challenged each other to “stand their butt up” and fight for real.

Bernie Sanders, witnessing the confrontation, intervened to maintain order and scolded Mullin for his role as a United States senator. Expressing frustration, Sanders emphasized the existing contempt the American people have for Congress and told the party members to not let things escalate any further.


Mullin continued to taunt O’Brien, accusing him of “going quiet.” In response, O’Brien compared Mullin to a 12-year-old. Regardless, it is great to see Bernie Sanders becoming the voice of reason and managing to de-escalate the situation before things went south.

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