Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) thinks the swamp should be drained of those who would prevent him from cooking his famous ribs on his Capitol Hill balcony.
Apparently the Architect of the Capitol held that Gohmert's office balcony could not be used for grilling as it presented a fire hazard. Gohmert, not to be outdone, has reportedly used Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) office balcony — located, presumably, in a place where the fire hazard isn't an issue — in the past to make his ribs for other members of Congress.
But it caused him no end of consternation that he was not allowed to make, and watch others enjoy, what he says has been called "the best meat" other members have tasted.
Texas congressman complains on House floor about not being allowed to cook ribs on his Capitol balcony:… https://t.co/7Oze6f6UK2— The Hill (@The Hill)1480709764.0
Fortunately, it sounds like Gohmert got some help from Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Speaker Paul Ryan and can once again fire up the grill from the comfort of his own office. And from the sound of it, that may be a pleasing development on the Hill:
Unconstitutional. Okay, no. But Louie's ribs are legendary. https://t.co/uiMSDsa9f3— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash)1480729006.0