There have been some unusual and politically awkward moments over the last two weeks.
Take, for example, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who in front of a group of tourists, praised Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) for blowing the whistle on the House bank scandal in the 1990s.
“He was one of the courageous seven [members] who said, ‘You may ruin my career, but this is not right,’” Gohmert explained to the audience, who gave Doolittle a standing ovation.
In 2007, Doolittle's Virginia home was raided by the FBI, which is investigating his ties to ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Following that raid, Doolittle announced he would not run for reelection.