If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu.
Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to the newest freshman Democrat.
Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol — an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on their industry aren’t aware of it.
From The Gateway Pundit:
In a stunning report published on Wednesday by STAT News’ Erin Mershon, pharmacist Mike Kim reveals he prescribes members of Congress with Alzheimer’s medication.
Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.
“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”
Kim’s tiny pharmacy — which, at its busiest, sends as many as 100 prescriptions to members in a day — is nestled among Capitol Hill’s stateliest row houses, less than four blocks from the Capitol building itself. Founded in 1867 and named for a previous owner, the pharmacy predates penicillin, the American health insurance system, and even the Lincoln Memorial.
It really makes you think of all the times The Gateway Pundit has published stories on the outlandish things Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters have said and done.
Below is just a small sample:
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 30, 2017
It’s a miracle if House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi goes one week without making a gaffe. Pelosi recently opened her weekly address lecturing the press about the seriousness of her position. Despite being a member of Congress for decades, Pelosi screwed up the oath of office, forcing her to look down at her notes.
PELOSI: “As you know, today we’ll be debating what’s called the minibus, minibus. Not an omnibus, everything, minibus. And it, on the subject of security, as you know, all of us, anyone who serves in government or civically involved takes an oath of office to protect and defend. Support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Our first responsibility is to protect the American people and our constitution. If people are not safe, how can we proceed in any other way?”
As always Nancy — Thank-you for the laughs! As long as you keep dishing it out, The Gateway Pundit will keep catching it.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has confused Russian president Vladimir Putin for Vice-President Mike Pence when calling on her Democrat peers to push for impeachment on ‘The View’.
Below is a clip and short transcript of the bizarre exchange between host Joy Behar and Rep. Maxine Waters.
Maxine Waters confuses Putin for Pence in new impeachment call. pic.twitter.com/8AGGaAIKOl
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 4, 2017
JOY BEHAR: “Do you think Pence will be better than Trump?”
MAXINE WATERS: “No, and when we finish with Trump, we have to go and get Putin. He’s next.”
JOY BEHAR: “Putin or Pence?”
MAXINE WATERS: “Pence”
Oops! Typical Mad Maxine. The Trump-obsessed lawmaker also called President Trump “the most deplorable person” she had ever met.
According to Heavy.com:
The interview on “The View” was Waters’ second TV appearance of the day. She met with the panel of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” just hours before for an interview and reiterated her displeasure with the president.
“I’ve long thought that there was a lot of smoke, even fire, and that everything that I have learned about this president, starting with the campaign itself, that people should have understood that there was something terribly wrong with him,” Waters said. “As a matter of fact, I have said over and over again, I think he’s the most deplorable person I’ve ever met in my life.”