While many in Congress brought family members to the State of the Union address, Sen. Sherrod Brown opted to take a wounded soldier to this year’s festivities.
HOH spotted the Ohio Democrat giving a tour of the Capitol to Lance Cpl. Cory Szucs of Fairview Park, Ohio. The 20-year-old Marine, dressed in a suit and walking with a cane, was injured on duty in Afghanistan. He is currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
During the tour, Brown was overheard telling Szucs that he needs to come visit the Capitol again one day when Statuary Hall isn’t packed with reporters looking to chat with Members about the SOTU.
“You want to spend time looking at the statues in this room,” the Ohio Democrat said. “There are some really great ones.”
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.