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 LandrieuProject Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns You want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible CNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' 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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year Despite amnesty, DACA bill favors American wage-earners 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 CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinCongress should take the lead on reworking a successful Iran deal 'Fix' the Iran deal, but don't move the goalposts North Korea tensions ease ahead of Winter Olympics 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 Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE (R-Ariz.) might have the most logical way of dealing with the record-high hotness: “Stay inside.”