An Inside Look At the Wild 'n Crazy Summers Of Your Favorite Members Of Congress


Congressmen are having way too much fun this summer. Senator Flake is surviving in the wild and another congressman is giving away guns! Check out what your elected representatives do when they're not in D.C.

1. Freshman Senator Jeff Flake Survived in the Wild With His Sons

Almost four years ago, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) went to a deserted island to fulfill his “lifelong dream of spending a survivalist week alone.” He recently returned to that same area, this time with two of his sons. When he began running for Senate, he promised them he would do this after the campaign. They all enjoyed themselves, and even made a video of the trip! Flake said, “I have the best job in the world … but still the islands beckon.” 

2. Rep. Rick Nolan Showed Fierceness On a Harley

On May 31, Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) tweeted, “On the Harley today with MN VFW Ride for Healing to raise $$ for the Ed. Center at the Vietnam Wall in DC.” The leather jacket suits him!

3. Rep. Steve Stockman Is Pulling Out the Big Guns – Literally

The Texas Republican congressman is holding a drawing to win a free Bushmaster AR-15! His website explains:

"Enter the drawing to win a FREE Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, almost impossible to find in stores and the number one firearm on the gun banners' wish list! Winner drawn July 4, 2013."

Southern hospitality?

4. Senator McConnell Is Still Making Adorable Faces

It’s just what he does best.

5. Senator Landrieu Gives Us Some Sugar

Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu’s tweet is pro-jobs and pro-sweet tooth!

6. VP Biden Puts an End to Getting Wet and Wild

VP Biden (technically also president of the Senate) cancelled the annual beach party for journalists. Politico explains:

“Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, and a moon bounce.”

Unfortunately, this means no chance of good ol’ Joe being Joe and saying something hilarious, as he often tends to do.

7. Congressman Jim Himes Eats Something Ungodly

On June 3, Himes (D-Conn.) tweeted, “This is an Oreo baked into a chocolate chip cookie! Nothing succeeds like excess. Now if you'll excuse me....” I applaud him for tweeting before eating it all!

8. Rep. Massie Reaches New Levels Of Fame

Kellogg’s put Representative Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) face on a cereal box! This actually explains a lot...

9. ...Maybe There is a Reason Massie Has the "Munchies"

Get Grassy with Massie! Hmm...

10. Rep. Wilson Cheers On the Heat in Style

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) shows her support for the Miami Heat in one of her many cowboy hats.

11. I mean many.

12. Many.

13. How many cowboy hats does one congresswoman need?