WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2023 National Prayer Breakfast came to an abrupt and premature end today due to severe lightning that kept striking the building where the politicians were gathered.
"Well anyway, you know, we're here to pray to, you know... the thing!" said a barely audible Biden as deafening thunder shook the room. "Let's all remember that a woman's right to choose is fundamental to our..."
The President was unable to complete his sentence as lightning struck again and killed power to the entire building.
"I've never seen anything like it," said Congressman Scalise as he dove out of the way of a piece of the roof as it caved in. "Why is the lightning only striking this building and none of the others? It just doesn't make sense!"
Eyewitnesses have confirmed that a small local storm formed directly over the Hilton's International Ballroom at approximately 8 am and has been striking the building with lightning over and over again for hours.
At publishing time, the storm had mysteriously ceased after all the politicians left the building.
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