Accusations of drinking among House Republicans during late-night debates spread like wildfire this weekend as they brought the government ever closer to a shutdown.Read the entire story at The Daily Mail.
Members of the political press corps made the claims from Capitol Hill on Saturday night. Politico reporter Ginger Gibson tweeted: 'I'm not over exaggerating when I say I can smell the booze wafting from members as they walk off the floor.'
There were reports from other sources of members of Congress 'putting a few back' on Penn - presumably referring to Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown DC. One reporter added that she had run into two politicians in a liquor store.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
House Republicans are drinking on the job
If you were wondering how Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives could behave so irresponsibly, their behavior might make more sense if you understood that they are drinking on the job: