After a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the state Capitol yesterday, lawmakers from both parties decided to have an impromptu “beer summit” at The Coopers Tavern, a bar across the street from the Capitol. Among those lawmakers who were a part of the summit was Republican State Rep. Dale Kooyenga.
Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Reps. Cory Mason, D-Racine, Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, Daniel Riemer, D-Milwaukee, Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, John Jagler, R-Watertown, and David Murphy, R-Greenville, gathered around tables on the tavern patio. Some sipped beers, while others had sodas and waters.
The “beer summit” ended once lawmakers were allowed back in the Capitol, and once back on the floor of the Asssembly Rep. Kooyenga had a few things to say.
Now I don’t know for sure whether Rep. Kooyenga tipped a few adult beverages back at the bipartisan “beer summit” or not, but it certainly seemed that way to me.