RULE CHANGE WOULD ALLOW SENATORS TO CHALLENGE EACH OTHER TO A DUEL
Matt Case - January 25th, 2024 - 12:00pm PST
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - In a surprising development, a member of the Missouri Senate, Senator Nick Schroer, has proposed a rule change that, if approved, would permit senators to engage in duels to resolve disputes. The proposed amendment was shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) by Missouri Senate Democrats.
According to the proposed amendment, if a senator's honor is irreparably impugned by another senator, and the offended senator seeks satisfaction, they may challenge the offending senator to a duel. The offended senator's trusted representative, referred to as the second, would be responsible for sending a written challenge to the offending senator. The two senators would then negotiate the terms of the duel, including the choice of weapons, with these arrangements being witnessed and enforced by their respective seconds. Remarkably, the duel would take place within the Senate chamber at high noon on the agreed-upon date.
The Missouri Republican Civil War continues to escalate as a member of the Freedom Caucus faction has filed a proposed rule change to allow Senators to challenge an “offending senator to a duel.” #moleg pic.twitter.com/ru9GcYCKBE— Senate Democrats (@MoSenDems) January 24, 2024