(CNN) - Four senators were trapped in a Senate subway car Tuesday morning in Washington, according to tweets from Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
"Stuck in a tram from Capitol to Hart. Broken. Not moving. Lieberman and Alexander in next car. And Voiniitch.[sic] Wonder how long we'll be here?" Sen. Claire McCaskill wrote on her Twitter page.
Lawmakers often use the Senate subway to commute between the Capitol and their offices.
According to recent tweets, McCaskill and her colleagues have since been rescued. The Democratic senator from Missouri is poised to return to the Capitol for a vote - but as for riding the subway back, McCaskill says: "Takes longer, but I think I'll walk."
Trapped in a subway car with Lieberman? Yikes.
If only we could trap ALL of Congress in a stalled subway car... imagine how little damage they could do.
Starting back in September, if we'd have sent the Congress on a year-long taxpayer-funded vacation to the exotic location of their choice, we'd be 12 trillion dollars ahead, right now. Ah yes, choices, choices... elections do indeed have consequences.
But don't worry, I'll make sure my great-great granchildren (who won't be born for decades) will be willing to work for 20 cents on the dollar to pay for Rahm Emmanuel's non-wasted "crisis."
How luck, they don't have to fight traffic like the rest of us.
Ok, now my question is "Why should I care?".
Can the Senator stop Bloomberg and the MTA from increasing fares !!
God forbid they should have to WALK ACROSS THE STREET!!!
send all 100 of them on a long tram to "no-where" !
I'd like to see these prima donas ride the New York City subway every day. LOL
4 down, 95 to go, 1 hopefully to never get there. Then we can start on the other 435.
No great loss.
20 years ago the tram ran right next to the walk way in the tunnel. Why didn't they just get out and walk the rest of the way ? Is there some new tunnel with a tram only.
Please, please, PLEASE leave them there! At least they can't spend our money while sealed in a tram car.
This is a joke. I've been on the train between the senate offices and the Capitol. There is nothing to be trapped in. If it stops for whatever reason, you just get out and walk the remainder of the way on the sidewalks next to the tram in the air conditioned and well lit underground tunnel. Some people walk it anyway.
Too bad these clowns were trapped longer. Take it as a sign. Go home and retire. We need fresh blood.
so, the billions spent on a subway system for our prima dona Senators equates to I-495 most of the time..should have used a contractor like Murtech to build it, after all no bid contractors always provide superior workmanship..
Please let them stay there longer, every second is saving our country millions. Maybe Barry could take the train next time too and them we'd save billions per second.
This is news? that McGaskill had a delay riding the "Senate Subway" How much did the Senate subway cost hardworking Americans? Just so old scenile Senators don't have to walk?
Couldn't have happen to a more deserving group of folks.