Thursday, February 15, 2007

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

In what Roll Call calls "the nerviest behavior so far among members of this year’s freshman class of Congress," Rep Keith Ellison (D-MN) called the cops on the Congressman next door -- Rep Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

The problem: Rep Tancredo was smoking a cigar in his Capitol Hill office.

“Seemed to me not a good way to say hello.” -- Rep Tom Tancredo (R-CO), to Roll Call
Rep Ellison noticed smoke coming in through the walls of his office and had a staffer call the Capitol Police. An officer showed up, looked around, and went next door to tell Rep Tancredo he'd been called.

The smoking didn't stop. Congressmen are allowed to smoke in their own offices. But it should set off some fireworks next time the two Congressmen run into each other. (Roll Call)

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