Lawmakers take to Twitter to share their Thanksgiving plans

Lawmakers gave a glimpse into their private lives on Thursday, tweeting photos from their Thanksgiving Day celebrations. 

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) spent the morning preparing Thanksgiving meals at the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter in Boston. He and wife Gail arrived around 10 a.m. and got to work carving turkeys — over 70 were served — for an 11 a.m. meal for residents.

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"Gail and I were honored to help out at the Pine Street Inn in Boston this morning. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!" he tweeted.

This is Brown's third year helping at Pine Street Inn, and he made a personal donation to the shelter as well.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioPennsylvania GOP senator on collision course with Trump Cruz wins bulk of delegate spots at Virginia convention Trump seeks approval from foreign policy experts, but hits snags MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted out a photo of a turkey, draped in tinfoil, warming in the oven.

"140 characters not enough to list all I am grateful for. Thank you God #HappyThanksgiving," he wrote.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainExperts warn weapons gap is shrinking between US, Russia and China McCain delivers his own foreign policy speech Republicans who vow to never back Trump MORE's (R-Ariz.) wife, Cindy, also tweeted out a photo of their somewhat less traditional cooking plans: In the photo, McCain is about to lower their turkey into a deep-fryer. A man stands nearby with a fire extinguisher, ready for any cooking mishaps.

And Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOvernight Defense: House panel approves 0B defense bill Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Grassley: Carter emails contained 'sensitive' information MORE (R-Iowa), who's known for tweeting with little regard to proper spelling, spacing or grammar, told followers that "22 ppl ate thanksgiving dinner at grassley farm MrsG cooked."

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Pentagon looks to reduce billion energy bill Senate looks for easy wins amid 2016 gridlock MORE, Democrat from New Hampshire, tweeted a photo of her family heading to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline Maryland Senate primary intensifies MORE (D-N.Y.) sent a photo of her and her son, Henry, preparing Thanksgiving pies the night before.

Reps. Andre Carson (D-In.), Billy Long (R-Mo.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) all shared their volunteering plans on Twitter. 


Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertSenate races heating up Tea Party class reassesses record Lawmakers to DOD: Reject 'no touch' policy sought by 9/11 plotter MORE (R-Ariz.) also looked to be spending the day volunteering, as he tweeted a photo of a trunk full of turkeys waiting to be cooked.

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (D) spent her morning at one of the nation's annual Thanksgiving Day "Turkey Trot" races, tweeting a photo of her grandchildren ready to go.

And at least one lawmaker was spending part of the day on that all-important of American Thanksgiving Day traditions: Football.

"Go horns and cowboys,today!" Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison tweeted, in support of the two teams.

--This story was first posted at 12:55 p.m. and has been updated.

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