An AMTRAK Train carrying the entire Republican House delegation just slammed into a dump truck

In what is looking increasingly like an apt metaphor for the coming year, a train carrying the Republican delegation from the House of Representatives collided with a dump truck while on their way to their House Retreat in West Virginia.

One person is dead. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) reports there are no injuries among the lawmakers.

Could there be any crueler metaphor for the state of our union than a truck driver perishing as the pampered millionaire racists dust themselves off and return on their way to an oasis of luxury in the middle of one of our nation’s poorest areas?

“The train carrying GOP members to our retreat had a collision, but Rebecca and I are both okay. Security and doctors on board are helping secure the scene and treat injuries” said U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne said on Twitter.

It would appear that the universe, or karma, or the Powers That Be, or whatever metaphysical entity is currently trying to communicate with the mortal world is running out of patience; nothing quite sums up the Republican Party’s governance of this country than the “Trump” train hitting a working man’s truck in an explosion of garbage.

This is an ongoing story that will be updated as more information emerges.


Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.