Senators Cross Party Lines to Survive on Desert Island

September 11, 2014 9:55 PM

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Senators Cross Party Lines to Survive on Desert Island

There are moments when one might worry Congress has jumped the shark – but not many moments when lawmakers actually swim with sharks. This all changed over August recess.

While many lawmakers spent the summer break campaigning or with constituents, Senators Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D., N.M.) spent a week stranded in Eru, a deserted island in the Marshall Islands, with nothing but their clothes and three items between them – and a TV crew. The senat...

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