GOP Lawmakers Tweet Nothing But Nice Words For Obama On Inauguration Day


On this Inauguration day, Republicans in Congress may be having a bit of trouble figuring out where they fit into the festivities. As The New York Times reports, many of Washington’s Republicans have fled the city this weekend to sunnier locales like Las Vegas, Tahoe and Mexico.

But on Twitter, many Congressional Republicans have been surprisingly vocal in their support for President Obama this morning. Lawmakers who have spent most of the last four years actively opposing practically everything the president says and does appear to be moved by the spirit of the day. Whether these warm feelings will last beyond today, we’ll have to wait and see.

The president’s 2008 rival issues a congratulatory message:

The 2012 vice presidential candidate also offers some kind words:

The number two Republican in the House humble brags his morning plans:

A second term Arkansas rep honors Obama:

A young Oklahoma rep expresses some disappointment, but also prayer:

The senator who once called Obama “stupid” seems excited today:

This last one isn’t from a member of Congress, but it may be the most hopeful thing he’s said about the president:

As for those major Republican figures who haven’t praised the president today, it seems they’re taking the “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all” approach. GOP lawmakers who have tweeted about MLK day today, but have not said anything about the Inauguration include House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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