Sen. Tim KaineTimothy Michael KaineWake up, Republicans, touting Trumpism is a losing strategy GOP feels pressure to deliver after election rout Dems mull big changes after Brazile bombshell MORE (D-Va.) wasn’t exactly rejoicing, but said with a hearty chuckle, “I will get a visual excitement by seeing them on shelves, but I’m not going to eat any of them.”

Yet other lawmakers expressed a bit more enthusiasm about the resurrection of the childhood treat.

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“I’m a big Twinkie fan myself. I actually like Twinkies,” Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDefense bill includes 3,500 more visas for Afghans who helped US troops Overnight Finance: Day three of tax bill markup | Ryan says election results raise pressure for tax reform | Tax whip list - Where Republicans stand | Justice, AT&T spar over CNN sale | 25 Dems vow to block spending without Dream Act Russia crackdown survives NDAA conference MORE (D-N.H.) said sheepishly.

“It’s always helpful when a company that has such a long history is back up and running and has their product on the shelves.”

The updated Twinkies packaging declares on the box: “The sweetest comeback in the history of ever.”

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCNN to air sexual harassment Town Hall featuring Gretchen Carlson, Anita Hill Trump wrestles with handling American enemy combatants Flake: Trump's call for DOJ to probe Democrats 'not normal' MORE (R-S.C.) seems to agree. After asking him about the rebound of the state fair staple, Graham deadpanned to ITK, “It’s the first big step to America’s comeback.”

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