Milking It – IOTW Report

Milking It

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One reporter even claimed — incorrectly — that senators are only allowed to consume water or milk on the Senate floor. In fact, experts say no arcane Senate rule blocks lawmakers from cracking a Celsius or guzzling Gatorade in the upper chamber. 

Still, they say the milk myth — common among even some lawmakers — offers a teachable moment about how the Senate conducts itself.

“I don’t think there’s any reasonable reading of Senate precedent” that says lawmakers “can’t have other drinks,” said Matt Glassman, a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute. “But literally half the senators themselves seem to believe that.” More

16 Comments on Milking It

  1. Smells like bullshit to me.
    No fricken way Ted Kennedy or Pat Moynihan could have sat for more than 5 minutes without an alcohol-filled drink.
    They’da both been fidgeting and drooling with their eyes rolling back in their heads.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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