Sen. Kirk Gets a Fist Bump from President Obama

Mark Kirk and the president shared a moment as Obama entered the House Floor for the State of the Union address.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) had a close personal encounter with President Barack Obama as the President walked down the aisle of the House of Representatives on his way to the podium deliver the State of the Union, according to a report on UPI.

Kirk, who returned to the Senate in January after spending nearly a year recovering from a stroke, fist bumped the President before the two embraced as seen on the You Tube video.

After the speech, Kirk endorsed the President’s call for tougher gun control legislation, as reported earlier today on Patch.

“We should work as a nation to reduce gun violence and save lives,” Kirk said on Patch. “I believe we can pass a universal background check bill this year to keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, while protecting law-abiding citizens.”

RB February 14, 2013 at 05:45 PM
That's deep.
Kirk J February 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM
A fist bump...how in the hell is this a story?
Sully February 14, 2013 at 06:36 PM
It's not.
Stephanie Price February 14, 2013 at 06:39 PM
LOL...just a video!
Cole Pierce February 15, 2013 at 03:52 AM
That was a terrorist fist bump according to Fox News.


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