Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer got smacked with a metaphoric crow bar this week when GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, of Mississippi, who whipped out a dollar bill and brought the smoke to him.

She suggested her state wouldn't want to participate in any Sunday elections because that's the day they celebrate God.

This all went down when they were at a hearing on voting rights and ethics, and campaign finance, when Chuck Schumer accused the Republican Party of trying to disenfranchise voters, specifically referring to Georgia Republicans who wanted to curb early voting on Sundays.

They've backed off that notion, but Schumer didn't care. He wanted to make a point. Hyde-Smith throws a point right back at him.

Now we have the Dollar Politics Club.


WLBT reported:

“I cannot speak for Georgia, but I can speak for Mississippi on why we would never do that on a Sunday or hold an election on a Sunday,” she said before holding up a dollar bill.

She read the back of the bill which states “In God We Trust” and then said that etched in stone in the U.S. Senate Chamber is also the phrase “In God We Trust.”

“In God’s word, in Exodus 20:18, it says, ‘Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.’ So that is my response to Senator Schumer.”

Hyde-Smith, along with the words “Sabbath” and “Exodus,” would soon trend on Twitter after Hyde-Smith’s remarks, with some pointing out that the verse the senator was actually referring to was Exodus 20:8.

Some also remarked that the Jewish Sabbath is observed on Saturdays.