Rubio gets coal from his Senate Secret Santa

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate rivals gear up for debates Rubio: End of Obama's term could be 'most damaging yet' Fifteen years since pivotal executive order, STORM Act could help fight terror finance MORE (R-Fla.) received a lump of coal from one of his fellow senators this Christmas.

In an annual Secret Santa present swap, Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinDemocrat vows to go after opioid makers – including daughter's company Overnight Healthcare: McConnell unveils new Zika package | Manchin defends daughter on EpiPens | Bill includes M for opioid crisis Democrat defends daughter after tough EpiPen grilling MORE (D-W.Va.) gave Rubio a small statue made of coal.

“I had Marco Rubio, and we gave him a coal figurine of an elephant and a donkey,” Manchin told the Washington Post on Wednesday. “And the donkey came with a little bit of repairs needed, so I had to deliver the elephant yesterday, and I’ll get the donkey to him.” 

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West Virginia has the largest coal mining industry in the country.

“We don’t want to forget what keeps the lights on and what keeps the country running and what’s made this country and is still very much a part of this country,” Manchin said.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) gave Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) a hand-drawn map of the United States, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) gave Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) Dunkin' Donuts, according to reports.

Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) gave Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) jam and jellies from Arkansas; Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) gave Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wine from her state of California; and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) gave Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) a “Georgia Clay Bread Warmer,” MSNBC reported.

The gifts were exchanged on Tuesday.