January 11, 2019

"Rep. Joe Cunningham, a newly elected Democrat from South Carolina, was barred from walking onto the House floor Friday as he tried to bring a six-pack of beer with him."

"The banned brewskis, from the Charleston area, were a gift for Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., a co-chair of the large House Small Brewers Caucus, Cunningham said on Twitter... 'Making friends when you’re a freshman is hard and I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer,' Cunningham said on Twitter, adding that DeFazio eventually got the beer. 'Can I join the beer caucus now?'"

Fox News.

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34 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Still partying from the football game.

tcrosse said...

House Rules dictate a flask.

surfed said...

Hold my beer and watch this...

Unknown said...

What is with reporters today? Even this small, amusing story with no particular ax to grind fails to answer several key questions such as: Who stopped him? (Saergent at arms? Capitol Police?) What rule was violated?

rehajm said...

Dave trying to drink beer from a can when he is accustomed to a Grohler.

EDH said...

After Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off the stage in Sweden in 2015, he brought his orthopedic "Doctor Lew" on stage at Fenway Park to sing Seven Nation Army.

Really let's loose when he unties his bow tie.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Party and impeach. Impeach and party.

Kevin said...

Making friends when you’re a freshman is hard and I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer

DEFAZIO IS ON THE PHONE TO CUNNINGHAM:

A sample of my blood was sent to Atlanta to the Center for Disease Control. It's a special service they have for Committee Chairmen.

(point to the phone)

Freshman.

(to the phone)

Did you see Alien? When the guy had the creature in his stomach? It feels like that.

campy said...

But how is this Trump's fault?

Leland said...

First the Democrats criticized Trump's dancing at the inauguration. Now they are stopping their own from having a few beers. Might as well just rename them the Puritan Party, especially considering their next act is to investigate Trump's sexual past.

rcocean said...

"But how is this Trump's fault?"

Trump has so lowered the standards of what is acceptable public behavior, that Congressmen now think they can bring six-packs of beer on the House floor.

Wow, that was easy!

Limited blogger said...

I like beer, do you like beer?

Carter Wood said...

I would think he'd drink Grolsch.

Dr Weevil said...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned who's really responsible: Trump-haters. They just changed the long-standing no-hats rule so a Muslim could be sworn in with her head covered, so naturally Democrats think anything goes now. If these two things were Trump's idea - blatantly religious garb OK, even the mildest alcohol not OK - it would be a sign of the Handmaid's Tale Social Apocalypse! As it is, it's just . . . still Trump's fault somehow.

Rob said...

Of course they wouldn't let him have the brewskis. Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie and Squi hadn't arrived yet.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

In other beer news...

Well, at least he didn't break his leg like 2016 when he fell off the stage in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Spiros Pappas said...

Max Baucus was drunk while debating Obamacare in 2009.

Rob said...

Max Baucus was drunk while debating Obamacare in 2009.

Also when not debating Obamacare.

Unknown said...

Yes, you have to sneak it onto the floor and lie about it. Those freshmen have to get early training in pulling the wool over citizens eyes.

Crimso said...

It's understandable that he didn't think there were any rules once you're in Congress.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Is that guy related to Laverne DeFazio, of Schlitz brewing company fame?

AZ Bob said...

In my band, we might fall off the stage but we would never spill a beer.

wildswan said...

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Even so this
small, amusing story
with no particular ax to grind
sunrise
It's understandable that he didn't think there were any rules once you're in Congress.
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rehajm said...

It’s Shotz.

William said...

He’s my Congressman, but I didn’t vote for him. He’s a vapid lightweight in the mold of Beto and Sandy. I’ve never heard him utter an intelligent thought.

These people are electing people like they vote for the contestents on American Idol. Pathetic.

FIDO said...

What, he didn't have a dancing video to prove Republicans are prudes?

Stu Grimshaw said...

It’s a truly bipartisan caucus. When you have Sheila Jackson Lee and Steve King in the same caucus, you know a higher calling is involved.

Paul Bird said...

I'm just glad to hear the House has a Small Brewer's Caucus.

Stephen Webb said...

Ted Kennedy had no trouble getting vodka in the Senate chamber.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Elizabeth Warren hardest hit

walter said...

Well..it was how Obama so deftly healed race relations with his Beer Summit.

walter said...

On a Lite level, this guy can(!) claim to be a true "Joe six pack".

TheThinMan said...

He had to exit, chased by a beer.

AllenS said...

I wonder if anyone would have disagreed with Georgia's Representative Hank Johnson bringing in a bottle of Ripple.