Dark spirits were at play in Congress this week: Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of July 15, 2019

A thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday, July 11, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“This has been a difficult and contentious week, in which darker spirits seem to have been at play,” said House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy during a long and stressful week on the Hill, which saw controversial tweets, members fearing Facebook and a House member straight up ditching his post on the House floor.

“In your most Holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber,” Conroy continued. For all of our sakes, let’s hope it worked.

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