Sasse dominates Twitter with Schumer photo, 'reefer' caption

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) dominated Twitter early Thursday after posting a photo with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJuan Williams: The politics of impeachment Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' MORE (D-N.Y.) outside the U.S. Capitol with the caption, “holy moly — it looks like @SenSchumer and I are smoking reefer outside a wedding.”

Schumer promptly responded, saying, “Well that escalated quickly.”

Sasse continued the bipartisan banter with Schumer, replying, “I thought we were off the record.”

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Sasse posted the photo, which also included Sen. Tom CottonTom CottonCotton: I hope we go back to health care next year Sunday shows preview: GOP gears up for Senate tax reform push A simple way to make America even greater is fixing our patent system MORE (R-Ark.), after retweeting the Washington Free Beacon, which posted the photo in a caption contest on Twitter. Sasse's tweet also included two other photos with Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP senator: ObamaCare fix could be in funding bill Senate GOP running out of options to stop Moore Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Ad encourages GOP senator to vote 'no' on tax bill MORE (R-Ariz.), both of which also included Cotton.