Thanks to Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and his allies, Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C. became one of the most talked about topics on social media. That’s because Murphy, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and many other Senate Democrats held the floor with a seemingly endless gun control filibuster that came to an end around 2 a.m. ET. Why? To close a legal loophole exposed by Saturday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that allows suspected terrorists to purchase firearms in the United States. Their efforts worked in the end, and the team behind Full Frontal with Samantha Bee followed every step of the process with a fantastic live tweet.
Bee made waves earlier this week on Monday, when her passionate (if not vitriolic) take on the immediate partisan response to the Orlando attack went viral. So it should come as no surprise that the “C-SPAN dorks” behind the scenes at Full Frontal were all over Murphy’s filibuster as soon as it began.
Many of their first tweets concerned Murphy himself:
Yet they also highlighted many of the Connecticut politician’s fellow senators, including potential Hillary Clinton VP pick Warren:
And offered other viewers ideas for a filibuster drinking game:
Yet it was the Full Frontal team’s snark that stole the show. Most of it was directed either at the media:
Or gun advocates, like that guy who used to play for the Amboy Dukes:
Though the definitive highlight of Full Frontal‘s live tweet came when they tried to order pizza for the filibustering senators just before 10 p.m. ET:
Hey, at least they offered!