Seriously, though, this is a stupid rule. He’s a senator, everyone knows he’s a senator, he’ll be referred to as “senator” during his next re-election campaign, and no one thinks he’s “representing” the full Senate when he uses the seal. He’s bound by the regs like everyone else but the regs on this point are stupid.
Proof positive, though, that Sgt. David Aguina wasn’t the only one there this weekend leveraging a symbol of government authority.