Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) held his annual Bipawtisan Halloween Dog Parade on Wednesday. He started the event in 2017, but it was not held last year due to the pandemic nor in 2018 due to Congress being out of session.
Addressing the gathering, Tillis said, “The thing about this event is, we’re just people who are dog lovers and a few people dressed up as dogs.”
He added, “If you love dogs, you gotta be a pretty good person.”
In some instances, dogs were dressed up as senators. Tillis himself dressed one of his dogs, Theo, as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ):
Tillis later noted that he got permission from Sinema to do so.
He dressed up another as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).