Senate Meeting Almost Turns Into Playground Fight
the good old days: a time in the past remembered as better or happier
A US Senate hearing almost turned violent this week. Senator Markwayne Mullin and Sean O’Brien, the leader of a labor union clashed over past comments. Mullin jumped to his feet and challenged the union leader to a physical fight. The meeting’s leader, Senator Bernie Sanders, had to remind Mullin that he is a US senator and to sit down.
In an interview the next day, Senator Mullin defended his childish actions with history. He recalled how in 1806, Andrew Jackson, a man who later became president killed a lawyer in a duel. He also talked about a congressman from the 1800s who attacked another congressman on the capitol steps. Most people would say these stories from the past show how much more civilized we are today. Mullin seems to think they were the good old days.
Watch Mullin’s unbelievable defense in the video below.
1. My grandfather always talks about the good old days when life was simpler.
2. In the good old days, people used to visit each other more instead of using phones.
3. She misses the good old days of summer vacations with her family.