The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

By: Sophie Gilbert

It’s been a stressful week for poor Claire McCaskill, what with all the rude, shouty people yelling at her during townhall meetings, but you’d never be able to tell from her Twitter feed—she’s watching movies, going to ballet recitals and eating peaches. In other news, we were happy that Gresham Barrett was excited to be included in the Tweet Beat, and as an extra bonus he spelled “tweet” correctly, unlike you, Zach Wamp. John McCain seems to be on vacation, Roy Blunt is having fun on the farm and Earl Blumenauer is very disappointed in Chuck Grassley

SenJohnMcCain: drug companies cut deal with the White House - Americans lose, special interests win. So much for transparency.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

SenBillNelson: Mel Martinez is stepping down. He has been a good Senate colleague of mine, as well as a personal friend.
Sen. Bill Nelson, FL.

greshambarrett: The Washingtonian gave us the Congressional tweet of the week. Check it out. http://tinyurl.com/mmba3p
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

clairecmc: Ok,I admit it.I’m excited to see Julie and Julia.Some of my first cooking efforts came after listening to her lilting voice of encouragemnt
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

zachwamp: Twitter is medium for direct commun from candidate. All tweats frm me personally. No staffers allwd. Like speech w/out notes. Advantage Wamp
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN.

clairecmc: Yahoo! I get to see dancing daughter Lily perform tonight. On pointe!! I’m very excited.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

SenJohnMcCain: Getting ready to hike Canyon de Chelly in Arizona with Jimmy - a fantastic place!
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

DavidVitter: Great health care forum today in Alexandria. 1000+ constituents strongly opposed to a government run program. I’ll keep fighting Obamacare.
Sen. David Vitter, LA.

ChuckGrassley: We i n congress hv been agitating china for Tibet for decades Right! We need to b just as agitated abt Chinese treatnent of Uighurs NOW
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

keithellison: Still in Kibera: just walked passed a business advertising “Pub & Butchery”.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

DarrellIssa: On the Hannity show, talking about the White House playing Chicago-style, twist-the-thumbscrews politics with Congress: http://bit.ly/2bvFP
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

RoyBlunt: On the way to Stotts City to visit Rod and Christine Lewis’ 4R Beef Farm.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

clairecmc: Covered some miles, bought some roadside Mo peaches, neat summer rainstorm, and got to see lots of MOians. Perfect day. I’m tired.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

IRL: http://twitpic.com/ditru - Inspecting kassam rockets at an Israeli police station in Sderot
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

RoyBlunt: Just left Richard McConnell’s switchgrass and stocker operation. Headed to Fred Letterman’s Dairy Farm in Morrisville.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

clairecmc: I’ve watched some of todays public forum, and I think at times I sounded condescending. My apologies for that.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.       

kevinomccarthy: Happy Birthday to country legend Buck Owens - he is sorely missed here in Kern County...
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA.

repblumenauer: I expected this from Palin but not Grassley http://tinyurl.com/m8g9pd
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, OR.

GovMikeHuckabee: Guitar guru Les Paul died today....he had no peer. A league of his own. Sad day for music.
Mike Huckabee.

KarlRove: Yes, it’s true. Will be a guest on the Family Guy next season. http://tinyurl.com/ovl7rf
Karl Rove.

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