Being a freshman in Congress isn’t easy. In addition to learning the rules, making new friends and trying to keep constituents happy, the new class has to figure out how to navigate the ever-confusing Capitol complex.
A spy tells us that Sen. John Boozman got lost Tuesday on his way to the weekly Republican policy lunch. The Arkansas Republican took a wrong turn and wound up walking into the Democrats’ meeting.
“Sen. Boozman heard a rumor that Chick-Fil-A was being served,” Communications Director Sara Lasure jokes.
While attending the wrong meeting may be embarrassing, Boozman isn’t alone in his confusion. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who is a veteran of the Hill, walked into a Republican meeting in the House earlier this year.
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.