WASHINGTON (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It may be 5 o'clock somewhere, but never on the House floor.
A newly elected South Carolina Congressman was stopped from entering the House while carrying a six pack of beer.
According to Rep. Joe Cunningham, the beer was a gift from Oregon Congressman Peter Defazio.
The South Carolina Democrat posted the incident to Twitter.
"Making friends when you're a freshman is hard and I thought I'd grease the skids with some lowcountry beer," the tweet read.
The Lowcountry has the best craft breweries in the country (don’t @ me Asheville). They’re run by entrepreneurs who create thousands of good local jobs and produce the finest beer around. I’ll never apologize for promoting them.— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) January 11, 2019
(The beer was from @WestbrookBeer & @COASTbrewing) https://t.co/ZjQu35TLRE
He added that Defazio eventually got the beer in.
FOX 5 News reporting from Atlanta