Senators try to beat the DC heat

A heat wave is taking over Washington, and lawmakers, just like the rest of us, are doing everything they can to escape the sizzling temps.

Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE (D-La.) says the only way to avoid the hot spell is by “staying inside on some days and then staying out on the water on other days.” But here’s a real scorcher — Landrieu claims that between summers in Washington or her native Louisiana, it’s hotter on Capitol Hill, exclaiming, “Oh, it’s worse!”

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Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump’s feud with the press in the spotlight Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge Rand Paul: John Bolton would be a 'bad choice' for national security adviser MORE (R-Ky.) credits his Texas upbringing for making him “used to the heat.” And unless he’s suffering from a bad case of heat stroke, he seems to be one of the few senators who actually like D.C.’s blazing conditions, telling ITK, “Where I grew up in Texas, you liked the direct sun over 100 degrees, because it would scare the mosquitoes away.”

Insects aside, Sen. Ben CardinBen CardinHouse bill would prevent Trump from lifting Russian sanctions Overnight Cybersecurity: White House does damage control on Flynn | Pressure builds for probe Will Cory Booker vote against America’s ambassador to Israel? MORE (D-Md.) takes a more Zen-like approach to Washington’s warmth, saying, “I basically try to take a deep breath.”

But Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump names McMaster new national security adviser How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? THE MEMO: Trump's wild first month MORE (R-Ariz.) might have the most logical way of dealing with the record-high hotness: “Stay inside.”