Even though Washington DC has seen more than a fair share of snow this winter, Sen. Dick Durbin thinks the reaction to the snowstorm in the nation's capitol has been over-the-top. So, he took to the Senate floor last Thursday to make fun of everyone.
"I never could get over how people in this town reacted to snow," Durbin said. "I am convinced that infants born in Washington, DC, are taken from the arms of their loving mothers right when they are born into a room where someone shows a film of a snowstorm with shrieking and screaming so that those children come to believe snow is a mortal enemy, like a nuclear attack, because I have seen, for over 40 years here, people in this town go into a full-scale panic at the thought of a snowfall."
Two back-to-back blizzards brought the total snowfall in DC to 55.9 inches last week-- the most in 121-years, the Sun-Times reports. Durbin did acknowledge the magnitude of the storm amidst his teasing:
"We joke about it," he said. "Those of us from parts of the country that get snow and know how to live with it cannot get over how crazy the reaction is many times. But in fairness, this has been a heck of a snowstorm."
"This was a heck of a snowstorm. You had every right to be concerned. Some of the other ones, maybe not, but this one was the real deal."
Watch Durbin's snowmageddon speech here: