In these dark times we must enjoy humor wherever we can find it and, thankfully, congressman and famed asparagus farmer Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is here to provide it.
Gohmert delivered an hour-long speech on the floor of the House on Friday decrying big government tyranny and oppression.
"About seven years ago the Architect of the Capitol, who works for the House and Senate, had decided that we all work for him and started making demands," he said on the House floor. "One of which was, I could not cook ribs and share them with other members of Congress as I had been doing." [...]
Gohmert said he had to appeal to GOP leadership – including now House Speaker Paul Ryan –for help in ending the "government abuse" of his cooking rights.
Grilling on the balcony of capital hill offices was apparently banned because doing so is a significant fire hazard, but Gohmert and Speaker Ryan were somehow able to persuade to the relevant authorities to allow Gohmert to continue playing with matches.
"Some say the best ribs they've ever tasted. I have enough of my late mother in me that I enjoy cooking and enjoy people enjoying what I cook."
"It's probably the only time here on Capitol Hill when I actually leave a good taste in people's mouths instead of a bitter taste."