On Thursday, Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien went on Fox News with host Neil Cavuto to talk about labor issues and also address his ongoing feud with Republican Sen. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma. It seems O’Brien really got under the multimillionaire Mullin’s skin after the two men argued during a March appearance in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The conflict continued during a Tuesday hearing in front of the same committee, where Mullin challenged O’Brien to a fight.
O’Brien responded to the Oklahoma senator’s most recent policy-free threats to bite him during said fight by reminding Cavuto that Mullin’s obsession with physically assaulting O’Brien doesn’t help working Americans in any way.
It was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen because first he says we're consenting adults, which was bizarre because it sounded like he wanted to date me. Then he asks to fight me, and I'm hearing now that he wanted to “bite” me. And then the last post he made was in front of a cache of automatic weapons, where he says “any time, any place.”
So, make up your mind. Do you want to date me, fight me, bite me, or shoot me? It's crazy. We're there for one reason, one reason only: That’s to, you know, tell our side of the story and get some feedback and maybe develop some relationships for the betterment of working people.
Enjoy the video first posted on X (formerly Twitter) by Acyn.
The “shoot me” reference comes after Mullin posted an image of him holding a gun in front of a table with a lot of … guns.
Nothing says my sense of masculinity is very fragile right now like extending an “invitation” to another man that includes you holding a gun.
We talk about North Carolina non-stop on "The Downballot," so it's only natural that our guest on this week's episode is Anderson Clayton, the new chair of the state Democratic Party. Clayton made headlines when she became the youngest state party chair anywhere in the country at the age of 25, and the story of how she got there is an inspiring one. But what she's doing—and plans to do—is even more compelling. Her focus is on rebuilding the party infrastructure from the county level up, with the aim of reconnecting with rural Black voters who've too often been sidelined and making young voters feel like they have a political home. Plus: her long-term plan to win back the state Supreme Court.