A Democrat congressman is actually already stirring up trouble just days into his first term on Capitol Hill, attempting to bring a six-pack of beer onto the House floor on Friday afternoon.
yet when Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) tried to bring the booze onto the House floor, he was told the item was against House rules to do so as well as could not enter with the six-pack in hand.
Cunningham intended to give the six-pack of brews, which originated through two Charleston-area breweries, to House tiny Brewers Caucus co-chair Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR):
producing friends when you’re a freshman is actually hard as well as I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer. Thankfully @RepPeterDeFazio got the item inside the end! Can I join the beer caucus right now? https://t.co/RtW6InDfTK
— Rep. Joe Cunningham (@RepCunningham) January 11, 2019
“producing friends when you’re a freshman is actually hard as well as I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer,” Cunningham tweeted, noting which DeFazio received the banned brews. “Can I join the beer caucus right now?”
A reporter for Politico confirmed which DeFazio received his beer, tweeting a picture of the Oregon Democrat carrying the six-pack:
The 6-pack in question… pic.twitter.com/yJ9kHkSarT
— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) January 11, 2019
The six pack included several South Carolina craft brews, including Dead Arm through Coast Brewing as well as One Claw as well as White Thai through Westbrook Brewing Company, the Post as well as Courier reported.
Coast Brewing got wind of Cunningham’s slip-up, suggesting in a tweet which he include a “bipartisan” 32/50 Kölsch brew to his future beer selections:
— COAST Brewing (@COASTbrewing) January 11, 2019
Cunningham defeated Republican Katie Arrington inside the 2018 midterm race to replace former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.