Scott Pilutik

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Did Senators Also Heckle the Hindu Clergyman?

Granted, this comes from the NY Post’s Page Six, but if true, these “unidentified lawmakers” should be identified.

We Hear . . .

THAT a couple of U.S. senators were rude and unruly last week when Majority Leader Harry Reid had a Hindu chaplain for the first time say the opening prayer. The unidentified lawmakers heckled the saffron-robed clergyman as he prayed to the “transcendental glory of the deity supreme” . . .

Of course, this could just be another NY Post Jackie Harvey moment, misidentifying the actual known hecklers for senators.  It’s a bit disappointing that this story went so underreported.

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