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 PaulFive ways Trump will attack Clinton Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Rand Paul wants to legalize cooperation 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 CardinGOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees Senators close in on deal on Mexico ambassador nominee Palestine is latest GOP offensive in climate change wars 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 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 (R-Ariz.) might have the most logical way of dealing with the record-high hotness: “Stay inside.”