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 Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat 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 PaulWhat to watch for on Day 2 at the GOP convention Cyber squatters sitting on valuable VP web addresses Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention 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 CardinBernie’s ‘revolution’ marches to Philly Senate Dems introduce Iran sanctions extension Senators push tougher sanctions against Iran 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 McCainFox News bests major networks in convention ratings Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’ Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform MORE (R-Ariz.) might have the most logical way of dealing with the record-high hotness: “Stay inside.”