Departing Congressman Opens a Chilly One on Home Flooring, and We Are Right here for It

Home Democrats took an absolute shellacking on Election Day, and one among their casualties was South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham. Whereas he received the traditionally purple 1st Congressional District race in 2018 in an upset, Cunningham misplaced to GOP nominee Nancy Mace final month about 5,400 votes.

Cunningham gave a fairly contradictory farewell speech on the ground of the U.S. Home earlier this week, blasting Republicans for supposed political hypocrisy and allegedly “flirting with white supremacy” whereas on the similar time calling for members of the Home Representatives to cease calling one another the enemy and begin working collectively within the spirit of bipartisanship.

Although he spent nearly all of his time speaking out of either side of his mouth, Cunningham did commit one act on the finish that confirmed that each one hope for post-election unity and therapeutic just isn’t misplaced:

“For the betterment of this nation, we’ve got to come back collectively, we’ve got to sit down down and hear to at least one one other, and perhaps actually have a beer,” Cunningham stated earlier than grabbing a brew out of an inside pocket of his jacket and snapping it open.

“I elevate this glass to my colleagues, each Democrats and Republicans,” he stated as he held up what The Publish and Courier recognized as a can of DC Brau pale ale known as Joint Decision.

Watch as he goes in opposition to the Home guidelines and cracks open the beer:

South Carolinans who’ve been elected to serve in Washington, D.C. are identified for not following standard norms, guidelines, and protocols. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who represents the states 2nd Congressional District, as soon as infamously shouted “you lie” throughout President Obama’s September 2009 tackle to the nation on healthcare. Obama not too long ago revealed in an interview that he at first needed to “smack” Wilson for his feedback.

“I’m shocked,” Obama advised CBS This Morning Sunday. “And my preliminary intuition is, ‘Let me stroll down and smack this man on the pinnacle. What’s he pondering?’”

Wilson’s response was to throw Obama’s “New Tone” hypocrisy again in his face. The previous president “ought to know higher than to advocate for violence over a disagreement,” Wilson said. “The sort of rhetoric solely serves to divide our nation, not unite it.”

Belief me after I say there’s no means a boring second in South Carolina politics. By no means. That goes double for North Carolina politics as properly, however that’s one other topic for an additional day. 😉

(Hat tip: Each day Caller)

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