Show-Me Sen. Hawley Sharing Begrudging Praise For Democratic Party

This isn't an exactly a peace offering but maybe a few snarky words of acknowledgment is as close as we'll get amid upcoming midterms. 

Here's the word . . .

Fresh off of their latest legislative victory, Senate Democrats are earning praise from an unlikely source: Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.

Hawley, who's often staked out policy positions more conservative than his peers and is widely-viewed as a future presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter that Democrats "came to do something."

"I'll give the Dems this," he said. "With a 50/50 Senate & a historically unpopular president, they passed major (terrible) legislation. Lots of it."

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Josh Hawley offers back-handed praise for Senate Democrats over their recent legislative accomplishments: 'There's a lesson there for the GOP'

Senate Democrats have had a successful few weeks, culminating in the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. That's earned them back-handed praise from one of their biggest antagonists: Sen. Josh Hawley. He says Democrats' success despite a 50-50 Senate offers a "lesson" for Republicans.