Freshman congressman tries to bring 6-pack onto House floor


A freshman congressman brewed up some trouble in the House on Friday.

Rep. Joe Cunningham, a newly elected Democrat from South Carolina, was barred from walking onto the House floor with a six pack of beer Friday afternoon.

Cunningham said the illicit brews, from two breweries in Charleston, were a gift from Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio.

“Making friends when you’re a freshman is hard and I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer,” Cunningham tweeted after the brew screw-up.

“Thankfully @RepPeterDeFazio got it in the end! Can I join the beer caucus now?”

The assorted six pack included a White Thai and One Claw from Westbrook Brewing Company and Dead Arm from Coast Brewing, according to the Post and Courier.

Coast Brewing suggested that another one of their signature brews could’ve helped lawmakers find common ground on Capitol Hill.

“For the record, I would have added our 32/50 Kölsch…..it’s very bipartisan,” they tweeted.