House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer celebrated the last-minute deal that averted a government shutdown by chowing down on Saturday morning at an oh-so-elegant establishment: McDonald’s. An HOH tipster spied the Maryland Democrat ordering up two Egg McMuffins and an orange juice at the golden arches location on South Capitol Street near the House office buildings.
“He seemed a bit weary. He was suited up with no tie, and he had a sparkle in his eye,” an anonymous tipster tells HOH.
His office wasn’t surprised that the lawmaker had visited the fast-food chain.
“Mr. Hoyer has long been a McDonald’s fan, hence his choice of eating breakfast there after a late night of votes,” a Hoyer spokesperson said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.