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Sen. Kirk Gets a Fist Bump from President Obama

Mark Kirk and the president shared a moment as Obama entered the House Floor for the State of the Union address.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) had a close personal encounter with President Barack Obama as the President walked down the aisle of the House of Representatives on his way to the podium deliver the State of the Union, according to a report on UPI.

Kirk, who returned to the Senate in January after spending nearly a year recovering from a stroke, fist bumped the President before the two embraced as seen on the You Tube video.

After the speech, Kirk endorsed the President’s call for tougher gun control legislation, as reported earlier today on Patch.

“We should work as a nation to reduce gun violence and save lives,” Kirk said on Patch. “I believe we can pass a universal background check bill this year to keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, while protecting law-abiding citizens.”

Sully February 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM
I think that stroke may have given Kirk a soul.
lucas February 14, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Didn't think your could?
McCloud February 14, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Jesus in chief, my God your in deep. They have detox programs that may help you out. That explains your delusions about failure facts.
J.Lyn February 14, 2013 at 04:59 AM
A near death experience can change a man. We can only hope that Kirk saw the light!
chris February 14, 2013 at 01:08 PM
A fist bump? That's going to fix everything.
Charles February 14, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Kirk is useless.
Stan Golovchuk (Editor) February 14, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Because of the fist bump?
RB February 14, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Stan, just touching Mr. Obama will taint any Republican in many of these people's eyes. Sad, but true.
Charles February 14, 2013 at 05:12 PM
I'm neither Rep. or Dem. I could care less about fist bumps... my observation is that Kirk is a useless politician.
CK February 14, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Why worry about Kirk when Obama is the useless politician.
RB February 14, 2013 at 05:45 PM
That's deep.
Kirk J February 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM
A fist bump...how in the hell is this a story?
Sully February 14, 2013 at 06:36 PM
It's not.
Stephanie Price (Editor) February 14, 2013 at 06:39 PM
LOL...just a video!
Cole Pierce February 15, 2013 at 03:52 AM
That was a terrorist fist bump according to Fox News.

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