Members of Congress are people too, drink beer

Chris Moody

There's been a lot of terrible news coming from the nation's capital lately, what with all the fighting over the government shutdown and the talk of the nation defaulting on its debts.

But here's something different! Members of Congress behaving like human beings.

Two Republicans and two Democrats joined on camera for a brief moment of bipartisanship at Capitol Lounge, a watering hole near the Capitol Building, to talk about something other than politics.

The video, shot in August by — long before the shutdown — features some of the youngest members of Congress: Republicans Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Trey Radel of Florida and Democrats Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Patrick Murphy of Florida.

Curiously, only the Republicans drank beer. The Democrats had water.

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