While on stage at the event in Sioux Center Tuesday, Grassley encouraged Cotton to join him and attempt 22 push-ups, in honor of the 22 veterans who commit suicide on average each day, he said.
“So he [Cotton] and I are gonna do 22 pushups,” Grassley said in front of roughly 200 Iowans.
“We are?” the 44-year-old Cotton joked.
“Well I’m 87 so you gotta give me a little leeway,” Grassley stated.
Sens. Chuck Grassley R-Iowa., and Tom Cotton R-Ark., do 22 push-ups at an event Tuesday in Iowa, while the state’s other Republican senator, Joni Ernst, 50, counts them off (Fox News)
Soon after, the pair conducted 22 push-ups face-to-face as the state’s other Republican senator, Joni Ernst, 50, counted.
When the senators completed the task, they stood up and embraced — to the delight of the Iowa crowd.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)