Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat the 2016 election can tell us about 2018 midterms Fight over water bill heats up in Senate Brown-Mandel Ohio Senate race will be brutal referendum on Trumpism 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 ManchinSenate fight over miners' heathcare boils over Congress to clear path for Mattis Overnight Finance: Trump blasts Carrier's union leader | What's in the spending bill | Jamie Dimon gets perch for Trump era | AT&T, Time Warner execs grilled 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.”
“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.