During the week of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) funeral, Democrats in Congress had a different politician on their mind.
Democrats mentioned President Trump in a total of 295 tweets, nearly 10% of all tweets from that group. In comparison, there were only 29 tweets mentioning Trump from congressional Republicans, a little more than 1% of their tweets.
Republicans focused more of their tweets on McCain, out-tweeting Democrats 172 to 117.
With about 60 days until the midterm elections, this raises an important question: Are Republicans in Congress distancing themselves from the president? Or, is this week an outlier given the passing of one of their own?