Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) doesn’t seem worried about the senior vote.
In an off-the-cuff remark Monday about the Senate’s workload, Chaffetz took a shot at an upper-chamber seen as more elderly than the youthful House.
“Other than Wednesday night bingo and wheelchair races,” Chaffetz said at an event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “I have a hard time figuring out what they actually do in the United States Senate on a day-to-day basis.”
Over the years, several senators from both parties have needed wheelchairs. As it happens, Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) now often gets around the Capitol in a motorized scooter following a 2006 stroke, though his office has said that’s more for efficiency than anything else.