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Watch Bernie Sanders Stop A Republican Senator from Fist-Fighting A Union Leader

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Watch Bernie Sanders Stop A Republican Senator from Fist-Fighting A Union Leader



Sen. Bernie Sanders went viral yesterday for supporting a ceasefire — just not one between Israel and Hamas.

Far-right U.S. Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma challenged Teamsters union leader Sean O’Brien to a physical fight during a Senate hearing Tuesday, and the two might have exchanged blows had Sanders not intervened.

The incident occurred during an hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The discussion was about how unions can continue to help workers financially. Mullin, a Republican and former mixed martial arts fighter, took the opportunity to call out O’Brien, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, citing tweets O’Brien had posted after a previous hearing.

Bernie Sanders ends a fistfight

Mullin, who owns a plumbing company, read aloud one of O’Brien’s tweets about him: “’Greedy CEO who pretends like he’s self-made. In reality, he’s a fraud and a clown. It has always been that way. Quit acting like a tough guy in these Senate meetings. You know where I am. Cowboy, you can find me anywhere and anytime.’”

Mullin then said to O’Brien himself: “Sir, this is a time, this is a place. You want to talk, we can both be consenting adults.



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