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.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.