Dem whip count meetings 'get a little bit liquid'

There are plenty of boring meetings on Capitol Hill every day, but according to Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the nightly Democratic whip count meeting isn't one of them. It's more like a friendly get-together, and Clyburn says it even "gets a little bit liquid sometimes."

There are only two attendees: Clyburn and Reps. John Larson (Conn.), Clyburn's longtime friend and the chair of the Democratic Caucus.

At a recent press conference with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Clyburn said the vote-counting duo spends "a lot of time together almost every evening."

"And where would that be?" asked Pelosi, raising an eyebrow.

"Well, we work on the whip count ... it gets a little bit liquid sometimes, but we work on it," Clyburn said, chuckling.

A spokeswoman for Clyburn declined to comment on what liquids the lawmakers are sipping, but just to be on the safe side, staffers should probably double check the whip counts.