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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.