Lawmakers go crazy for Cookie Monster

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), co-chairman of the USO Congressional Caucus, revealed his favorite character from the long-running PBS children’s show is, indeed, Cookie Monster.

It’s the fifth year the USO has partnered with “Sesame Street” for the care package event.

Lynn Chwatsky, vice president of Outreach Initiatives and Partners for “Sesame Street,” said there is a reason why Cookie Monster, out of all the series’ characters, became the USO's main partner: "Cookie Monster is everybody's favorite.”

Chwatsky added, "Everybody has a little bit of Cookie Monster in them at some point."

Photos: (left) Rep. Phil Gingrey offers Cookie Monster a Slim Jim./Greg Nash

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