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“Worst Week in Washington” winner: Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe is a trained pilot.

That fact makes it all the more baffling why Inhofe landed a six-seat Cessna plane on a closed runway at a small airport in south Texas late last year.

Inhofe’s, um, un­or­tho­dox landing caused chaos on the runway as he “skyhopped” over a half dozen vehicles before coming to a stop. (The report on the incident from the Federal Aviation Administration surfaced this past week.)

As we write in our Sunday column in the Post:

Inhofe’s antics “scared the crap out of” his workers, [construction worker Syndey] Boyd said, adding that one man who was in a vehicle nearly hit by Inhofe’s plane “wet his britches.” There’s an image for you, Senator.

Jim Inhofe, you had the “Worst Week in Washington”. Congrats, or something.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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