There may not be much agreement in the Senate lately, but 58 senators are coming together to celebrate the holiday season. They are putting politics aside for the first-ever Senate "secret Santa" gift exchange.
Here are the terms, according to a CNN report:
- Republicans drew names of Democrats—and vice versa. More Democrats (37) than Republicans (21) signed up, however, leaving some Democrats gifting someone in their own party.
- Gifts must be wrapped and cost no more than $10.
Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, the man behind the senatorial secret Santa, explained that the gift swap was an effort to bring the two parties together.
"I thought 'secret Santa' would be a good way to cut through the partisan divide here in the Senate," Franken said in a statement. "And who knows, maybe it will create some unlikely friendships."
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