Forget a kegstand with Landrieu, Congressman Moran starts a fight and then takes a shot!
Twelve-term Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran is known for being pugnacious, but in this episode we pull the veil back, take shot of Irish Whiskey and reveal new, mind-blowing details of the “bench clearing (congressional) brawl” Moran started with Duke Cunningham back in 1995.
Moran, who’s retiring, opens up and offers a play by play of the fight in which he broke Cunningham’s hand and left the future (now former) prisoner in tears.
Cunningham was “being a bully” during the debate on Bosnia in the Clinton administration, so Moran taps Steny Hoyer and tells him he’s gonna “handle it the South Boston way,” Moran says on Bills and Brews.
Moran then picks Cunningham up by the lapels and drags him off the House floor before breaking his hand when their fists collide.
“At that point Bob Dornan busted through the door and he was screaming, ‘I’m gonna kick your blanking, Irish-blank,’” Moran recounts over a craft beer at Port City in Alexandria, Virginia. “And then George Miller comes and grabs Bob Dornan up under the neck.”
But Moran remembers telling Miller to drop Dornan, so he can swing at him like a man.
“‘You can’t hit me, you can’t hit me. I’m a presidential candidate! I’m protected,’” Moran remembers Dornan screaming.
Check out the episode for all the juicy details and for a game of RockEmSockEM Robot between Moran and Laslo.
Thinking back over his career, Moran also admits he’s tossed a few votes throughout his time in Washington.
“I pretty well vote my conscious,” Moran says. “I have to make decisions. If the caucus really wants a vote, the leadership wants a vote, you decide is it something that I can deal with without feeling too compromised.”
And let’s face it, this campaign season is boring. Your heart is only pounding in the 2014 election cycle if you’re President-about-to-lose-my-grip-on-the-Senate-Obama, a talking point regurgitating press secretary (please, stop with the f****** emails already), or if you live in one of the few states getting pounded with misleading ads.
That’s why Bills and Brews is here for you and sat down with a lawmaker who’s retiring and has nothing to lose!