Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) got some attention Friday when he tried to bring a six-pack of local beer on to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He explained on Twitter that he’d been attempting to bring it to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR).
Making friends when you’re a freshman is hard and I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer. Thankfully @RepPeterDeFazio got it in the end! Can I join the beer caucus now? https://t.co/RtW6InDfTK— Rep. Joe Cunningham (@RepCunningham) January 11, 2019
Rep. DeFazio co-chairs the House Small Brewers Caucus which boasted 234 members from 43 states as of July 2018.
Politico reporter Laura Barron Lopez later confirmed that the beer transfer was successful.
The 6-pack in question... pic.twitter.com/yJ9kHkSarT— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) January 11, 2019
Many on Twitter sympathized with Rep. Cunningham’s plight.
Man of the year https://t.co/jxqh9swzeO— Matthew Walther (@matthewwalther) January 11, 2019
I’m sorry, I thought this was America? https://t.co/oBhie8m9hS— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 11, 2019
Who among us https://t.co/fuWVz5vZoq— Alex Clearfield (@AlexClearfield) January 11, 2019
More like Rep. Joe Sixpack, amirite? https://t.co/1iWARyyk8k— Jordan Haverly (@jhaverly) January 11, 2019
I feel represented. https://t.co/c0xDSKs3PA— Ilissa Gold ???? (@Goldni) January 11, 2019
“Land of the free” https://t.co/M6OzOCzs1s— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) January 11, 2019
MY President https://t.co/mqbORyiMab— Tyler Lewis (@TylerLewisGA) January 11, 2019
Has there ever been more of a mood https://t.co/IuO0MlFEHn— Shaena Montanari (@DrShaena) January 11, 2019