Washington DC has been the scene of many conflicts between political rivals. However, after a storm blanketed two senators found a new battleground.
Cory Booker, the Democratic senator of New Jersey, threw down the gauntlet on Twitter, challenging Republican senator for Arizona, Jeff Flake, to a snowball fight.
Senator Booker referenced the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and his political rival Aaron Burr in his announcement of the showdown.
While Mr Hamilton died as a result of losing that duel, in this case Senator Booker simply wagered buying pizza for the winner's staff.
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had theirs. @JeffFlake (Senator Jeff Flake) and I are having our version:— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 22, 2018
A snowball duel. Capitol East Lawn.
Who gets hit most,
buys other’s staff Pizza.
You Snow Who Is Going To Win!
Arizona doesn’t have much snow!
Senator Flake also announced the "literal" fight which took place on the east lawn of Capitol Hill.
"With so many fights on Capitol Hill, @CoryBooker and I are going literal: Snowball duel. East lawn Capitol Hill. In 5 minutes Loser buys other staff pizza."— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) March 22, 2018
As the action unfolded, Washington Post reporter Paul Kane seemed nonplussed by the battle taking place outside his window.
Senator Flake posted an action shot of the snowball fight, stating his opponent's "drop and roll manoeuvre was legit".
The senator also made reference to the recent threats of physical violence between President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden.
It is not the first time that Mr Flake has publicly referred to Mr Trump's behaviour while in office.
He announced in 2017 that he would not seek re-election as a Republican senator and admonished Mr Trump as "reckless, outrageous and undignified".
Half an hour after the snowball fight was announced, Mr Booker admitted defeat.
With great ignominy I have to announce I lost the snowball fight 3 to 2.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 22, 2018
I'm buying the pizza for his office . . . . I neglected to tell him though that I am definitely sending a vegan pizza or two. pic.twitter.com/iW3I19kmdt
Mr Booker reflected that he "should have known" he would lose the fight, given Mr Flake's name, as well the fact that he comes from a town called Snowflake in Arizona.
I should have known this was a setup... lost this morning's snowball duel to a guy named Flake from Snowflake, Arizona! pic.twitter.com/A0TVajte4R— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) March 22, 2018
By George Pierpoint, UGC and Social News