Freshman Dem asks freshman Republican for a 'date night'

Joyce was a bit taken aback when Bustos initially approached him, telling the Akron Beacon Journal he told the congresswoman with a chuckle, “I’m not sure how that would go over at home.”

But when he realized this particular evening with Bustos (a fellow freshman who is married) would be purely platonic — and a show of bipartisanship among congressional colleagues — he was all for it.

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“I told her, 'I’d be glad to,' " Joyce, a dad of three, said in an interview with the paper. “She’s a real nice lady.”