A fight nearly broke out during a Senate hearing Tuesday morning between a Republican senator and a union leader over remarks that the union leader made online toward the senator.
Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) confronted Sean O’Brien, president of the Teamsters union, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.
The confrontation was sparked by a post that O’Brien made about Mullin on X in which he mocked the senator’s height and called him a “fraud.”
“Greedy CEO who pretends like he’s self made,” O’Brien wrte. “In reality, just a clown & fraud. Always has been, always will be. Quit the tough guy act in these senate hearings. You know where to find me. Anyplace, Anytime cowboy. #LittleManSyndrome[.]”
Mullin read O’Brien’s post in front of the Committee