Senator Bernie Sanders criticized the media’s coverage of a recent near-fight at the U.S. Capitol involving Senator Markwayne Mullin and Sean O’Brien, the president of the Teamsters union.
During a Senate committee hearing, Mullin challenged O’Brien to a fight, prompting Sanders to tell Mullin to “sit down” and banging the gavel. Sanders expressed frustration with such incidents, emphasizing the need to address pressing issues facing the country. He urged the media to focus on the hearing’s purpose, which was to review how unions benefit working families and combat corporate greed.
Sanders highlighted the positive impact of unions in securing good contracts for workers. Later in the hearing, O’Brien directed strong words at Mullin, but Sanders asked his colleague not to respond. Mullin thanked Sanders for his intervention during an appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.”