Senator Goes Whole Hog to Get Pig Selfie

Sen. Jeff Flake didn't want to miss photo op with Faye
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2015 3:30 PM CDT

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was on Capitol Hill this morning to eliminate some kinds of pork, but obviously not others. Joined by Sens. John McCain, Joni Ernst, Pat Toomey, and Rep. Tom McClintock, he held a press conference lambasting wasteful federal spending, with particular focus on the Citizens Against Government Waste’s annual "Congressional Pig Book," the Washington Post reports. Afterward, Flake got down on the floor with Faye, a pot-bellied pig who was apparently there to represent "pork barrel spending." He got his selfie, and we got our Tuesday video of the day (viewable at the Post). But Huffington Post reports that Flake hasn't posted the pic, complaining on Twitter that the "darn pig's eyes were closed." (More pig stories.)

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