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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) won’t be trying to hold onto her Senate seat in 2016. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

When Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced Thursday she would not seek re-election in 2016, she did it in a video “interview,” where her grandson, Zach Rodham, asked her some questions.

As the Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet pointed out, Zach’s dad is Hillary Clinton’s brother.

There were some awkward moments, but none greater than when the “interview” closed out with a strange lean-in/extended period of silence.



Not to be left out of the awkward endings to interviews, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, also joined the party, when asked about Boxer’s announcement:

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