WASHINGTON (NBC News) — On your mark, get set, go! It’s probably one of the most unique events to happen in the U.S. Capitol — two lawmakers took to scooters for a daring race across the building’s marble floors.
Rep. Steve Scalise challenged fellow Republican Congressman Sam Johnson to a race Wednesday. Scalise has been using a scooter to travel around as he recovers from being shot during a Congressional baseball practice last June. Scalise is the majority whip and is from Louisiana. Johnson represents Texas.
Eighty-seven-year-old Johnson strapped on a helmet in preparation for the race — and it seemed to give him an edge, because he won.
The two, all smiles, shook hands after the race.
Johnson is retiring at the end of his term.