This is the moment Oklahoma senator Markwayne Mullin stands up and tries to fight labor leader Sean O’Brien during a Senate Help Committee on Tuesday (9 November).
Mullin reads out O’Brien’s tweet from X, formerly Twitter, where O’Brien labels him a “clown and fraud” and says “you know where to find me”.
Mullin then addresses him and says: “This is a time and a place. You wanna run your mouth? We can be two consenting adults. We can finish it here. Do you want to do it now?”
O’Brien replies: “I would love to”
Mullin then stands up and gestures to the labor leader.