As maybe the only 89-year-old who can claim to be a cult favorite on Twitter, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell has some 31,000 followers.
But his wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell? Not so much.
So the two announced they'd made a politically savvy wager: If the congresswoman could get to 5,000 Twitter followers by last weekend, then Mr. Dingell would read mean tweets about himself on camera - something late-night host Jimmy Kimmel popularized on his show.
The internet complied. So, here you go:
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 31, 2015