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 SchumerSchumer: Dems didn't 'tell people what we stood for' in 2016 Schumer: Dems, not Russia, are to blame for loss to Trump Repair is the only “R” word that can solve our healthcare woes 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.”

Sasse posted the photo, which also included Sen. Tom CottonTom CottonCruz offers bill to weaken labor board's power Overnight Finance: GOP offers measure to repeal arbitration rule | Feds fine Exxon M for Russian sanctions violations | Senate panel sticks with 2017 funding levels for budget | Trump tax nominee advances | Trump unveils first reg agenda Iran deal faces uncertain future under Trump 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 CornynTrump launches all-out assault on Mueller probe Senators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him Senate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenate healthcare bill appears headed for failure Trump backers eye GOP primary challenges for Flake, Heller Manchin bashes GOP candidate for pushing McCain to resign MORE (R-Ariz.), both of which also included Cotton.