It’s Tuesday, the day when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the Representative from the Big Easy, talks about the liquor he enjoys over ice cream and the frequency of alligators back home. (HOH Helpful Aside: Only 76 days until Mardi Gras.)
Q: Thoughts on the NBA coming back for Christmas? Who are you rooting for? A: It’s about time! Who else? Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets.
Q: How often do you spot alligators in Louisiana? Have you ever eaten alligator? A: Every time I play golf back at home. Yes.
Q: On your biography it says you are an avid fisherman. What do you like to fish the most? And where? A: Redfish and speckled trout. Bayou Bienvenue or Lake Pontchartrain.
Q: If you were in any other field, what would your career be? A: A college president or collegiate baseball coach.
Q: Drink of choice? A: Praline pecan liqueur (by Sazerac Company of New Orleans) over vanilla ice cream.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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