Note to the GOP, I wouldn’t chance it, bring your anti-cootie spray.

It’s been said Congress is like high school all over again.

Well, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is making clear she is embracing the idea of sitting next to a Democrat during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, saying members of the opposing party do not have “cooties.”

“Maybe we do need to get out of our conventional skins every now and again and come out and do something that indicates to the rest of the country that we are not afraid to sit next to each other, that there are no cooties to be had, Republican between Democrats that together we can join together in this very important speech that the president will deliver to us tonight,” the Alaska Republican told reporters Tuesday.

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