Blended martial arts practitioner Sen. Markwayne Mullen (R-Okla.) challenged a consultant of the Worldwide Brotherhood of Truckers to a struggle throughout a Senate listening to on Tuesday, threatening to show the Senate committee room into an MMA ring.
Mullen confronted the witness, Sean O’Brien of the Worldwide Brotherhood of Truckers, relating to feedback he had beforehand made about Mullen. O’Brien had described Mullen as a “clown” and “fraud” who “pretends to be self-made.”
Oklahoma Sc. Markwayne Mullen @cinemolen I simply stood up and tried to struggle Labor chief Sean O’Brien @TeamsterSOB at a Senate HELP Committee listening to after studying a tweet of his through which O’Brien says he’ll take him “anytime, wherever.” pic.twitter.com/8oiPSNZJV8
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Mullen, now a millionaire, dropped out of school earlier than graduating to take over his personal plumbing enterprise after his father turned in poor health, rising the enterprise and creating a number of different ventures.
“I want I had him within the truck with me once I was constructing my plumbing firm, and when my spouse was operating the workplace, as a result of I undoubtedly bear in mind working long and hard hours,” Mullen mentioned.
Mullen continued studying O’Brien’s earlier feedback, which learn: “Cease being so powerful within the Senate hearings. You recognize the place to seek out me, wherever, anytime, cowboy.”
Addressing O’Brien, Mullen mentioned, “Sir, that is the time, and that is the place. If you wish to speak, we may be consenting adults. We will finish it right here.”
“Properly, that is good, excellent,” O’Brien replied.
Mullen requested: “Do you wish to do it now?”
“I might like to do this now,” O’Brien replied.
“Okay, stand your ass up then,” Mullen mentioned as he stood up and took off his wedding ceremony ring.
“You are standing your ass up…huge man,” O’Brien stammered.
President Bernie Sanders (I-VT) overthrew the 2, restoring order.
Mullen had three MMA bouts in 2006-2007, profitable all three bouts. He was honored because the 2016 Excellent American by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Nationwide Wrestling Corridor of Fame.
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