|United States Senator|
since at least 2010
|“||If you had bad neighbors who came into your yard every night to crap a buttful of drugs and beans on your flowers, you might think about building a fence.||”|
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|2016 (General election, Nevada recount, Contingent election)
|Sticking By My Guns • O'Brien Rules
William O'Brien is an American politician who served as a United States senator from Arizona. He served as the opposition party's nominee in the 2016 presidential election against incumbent President Selina Meyer, but in a bizarre Constitutional twist, lost to his running mate Laura Montez.
Background[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
O'Brien has an adult daughter who, in college, was rumored to have given oral sex to the college hockey team. He also has a son, who he claims is an idiot and only loves him for his wife's sake.
Professional[edit | edit source]
O'Brien appears to have very conservative beliefs, including supporting a border wall and being a strong proponent of guns. O'Brien is considered to be one of the more prominent members of the opposition party, being aligned politically with Senator Macauley and Senator Cunliffe.
U.S. Senate[edit | edit source]
In October 2013, O'Brien and his chief of staff Jack had dinner with Vice President Selina Meyer's associates Dan Egan and Amy Brookheimer, who attempt and succeed in getting O'Brien to support Meyer's filibuster reform bill.
O'Brien was very critical of President Stuart Hughes during impeachment talks in April 2015, saying "A cloud of suspicion hangs over this administration. Were there cover ups? Lies?"
O'Brien was critical of Meyer during her time as president, saying "The American people need a president, not a Meyer-tollah," during Meyer's 2016 middle-east peace tour. He was also critical of Meyers' Families First Bill, saying that if the Bill is passed, the concept of a family will come to an end.
2016 presidential campaign[edit | edit source]
O'Brien became the opposition presidential nominee in the 2016 presidential election and chose New Mexico Senator Laura Montez for his running mate.
According to Wendy Keegan, O'Brien lost the first presidential debate. On the night of the election, after it appeared that O'Brien might win the presidency, Meyer called O'Brien to concede. However, CNN retracted their Pennsylvania call, Meyer rescinded her concession. After the election ended in a tie, both O'Brien and Meyer refused to concede.
On November 9, it was revealed that the margin by which O'Brien won the state of Nevada was less than half a percent, which would constitute a recount. However, the recount worked in O'Brien's favor, widening his lead in the state and giving him an edge in the national popular vote of less than 10,000 votes.
During the 2017 contingent election, neither O'Brien nor Meyer received a majority of the votes, though O'Brien came close, having needed just one state's delegation to win the presidency. During the subsequent Senate vote, O'Brien's running mate Laura Montez became the president-elect. In a subsequent press conference, Montez said that O'Brien supports her presidency and will be supportive during the presidential transition.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"Up here on the eastern seaboard, it's easy to forget what a big slice of our country rubs shoulders with a failed state by the name of Mexico. Now, if you had bad neighbors who came into your yard every night to crap a buttful of drugs and beans on your flowers, you might think about building a fence."
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
Offices and distinctions[edit | edit source]
|United States Senator from Arizona||Succeeded by|
|Party political offices|
Eventually POTUS 43 (2004, 2008)
|Opposition nominee for President of the United States