At 10:50 a.m. staffers for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., showed up with coffee.
Brought to you by Corner Bakery.
And as the bells tolled at 11:00 a.m., Paul strode up to the stairs. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky. was there to meet him.
Then Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. arrived.
"Hi. I'm Lyndsey Graham," he joked.
Then Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wy. showed up.
And Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
"Hi Johnny!" they said as they greeted him.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., joined them.
And then Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. arrives! Bi-partisanship!
"Let's all hold hands and sing kum-ba-ya," he said.
The event attracted a crowd of spectators.
And lots of media.
And they all talked about baseball.
At 11:30 a.m. they all left.
But wait! Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. arrives!
After apologizing for his tardiness he informs the press he was in a classified briefing on Syria.
Maybe next time!
Photos by Charlie Spering/Examiner