Apr 16, 2024 - Politics

๐Ÿถ Bi-pup-isanship

A split-screen image of a puppy with brown fur and big dark-brown eyes on the right and a photo of smiling people holding another puppy with black fur on the left.

Left: Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL-Minneapolis) snaps a pic of Rep. Jim Nash (R-Waconia) holding Ariel, the cutest pupper. Right: Another adoptable doggo, Coco. Photos: Torey Van Oot/Axios

It turns out cute puppies can bridge the political divide.

Driving the smiles: The Animal Humane Society brought a bunch of pint-sized โ€” and adoptable! โ€” canines to the State Capitol yesterday.

  • DFL and GOP lawmakers passed puppies back and forth for snuggles and snapped pics for one another.

What they're saying: "This is like us on the floor," DFL Rep. Emma Greenman (Minneapolis) quipped as two rambunctious pups wrestled playfully.

Yes, but: Unlike the furry visitors, no lawmakers have peed on the (chamber) floor, she joked.

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