So this newly elected Republican gets sworn in and asks the old veteran lawmaker where the Democrats sit.
"Why do you wanna know that?"
"So I can see the enemy."
"Hahaha," the vet laughed. "The Democrats aren't the enemy. The Democrats are the opposition. The Senate is the enemy."
That story is (probably?) fiction.
Andrea Zelinski's breakdown of the session-ending House/Senate squabble is real.