Viral video (above) shows McConnell walking down a long corridor in the U.S. Capitol to a lectern for a news conference. But, seemingly from out of nowhere, Schumer enters the screen from the left and beats him to it.
“The prerogatives of the majority,” the New York Democrat cracked.
McConnell was filmed laughing in a corner.
When his turn to talk finally came, the Kentucky Republican referenced his predecessor Bob Dole’s quote about “the most dangerous place in Washington to be is between Chuck Schumer and a microphone.”
MSNBC’s Ari Melber set the moment to the Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé song “Savage.”
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) August 4, 2021
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” gave it a pandemic spin:
Others also chimed in:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pulls on Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a parking move known to ALL experienced drivers in Brooklyn and Boston...@SenSchumer@LeaderMcConnellhttps://t.co/7yB3kUtGPD
— Eric Martin (@EMPosts) August 3, 2021
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer reminds Republican Senator Mitch McConnell who’s in charge.
Now, if we can bring this same energy to the filibuster, we might get something done.pic.twitter.com/kPGznquZos
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 3, 2021
The New York fast walk takes another win! https://t.co/3n7WKpePYp
— Jackie Green (@jackie_green) August 4, 2021
Capital Hill Olympics 10M senior's dash. https://t.co/V1ZLFgK0z4
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) August 5, 2021
— Mrbandot - Dr. Smith (@Mrbandot1) August 5, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.