With pope arriving, can Congress behave? Lawmakers fret about decorum

WASHINGTON — The pope is coming, and the adults in Congress would like everybody to be on their best behavior.

“We actually hope that we can show a little more decorum for the pope than we sometimes do at State of the Union addresses,” said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who chairs a panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “It is our hope … that we can avoid the dueling ovations, the jack-in-the box standing for this or for that.”