|“||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.||”|
William "Bill" O'Brien is an American politician and a U.S. Senator from Arizona. He went against Selina Meyer in the 2016 presidential election, but in a bizarre Constitutional twist, lost to his running mate Laura Montez. He is a member of the Republican Party, and is portrayed by Brad Leland.
Season 1 Edit
Season 2 Edit
O'Brien makes his second appearance on TV in D.C., criticizing President Stuart Hughes during impeachment talks, saying "A cloud of suspicion hangs over this administration. Were there cover ups? Lies?"
Season 4 Edit
O'Brien continues to be critical of Selina while she is in office, saying "The American people need a president, not a Meyer-tollah," during Selina's middle-east peace tour. He is also critical of Selina's Families First Bill, saying that if the Bill is passed, the concept of a family will come to an end.
He loses the first presidential debate, as shown in Mommy Meyer. On the night of the election, Selina calls him to concede, but upon learning that Pennsylvania's projection was a mistake, doesn't concede, to O'Brien's anger. The election ends in a historic tie.
Season 5 Edit
O'Brien, along with Selina, refuse to concede. News breaks that the margin in which O'Brien won Nevada was less than half a percent, which would constitute a recount. However, the recount works in O'Brien's favor, widening the margin he won and, in doing so, winning the national popular vote.
The vote goes to Congress where neither Selina nor O'Brien receives a majority of the votes. The vote then goes to the Senate, where his running mate, Laura Montez, wins the presidency. In a press conference, Montez says that O'Brien supports her presidency and will be supportive during the presidential transition.
"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."