Fortunately, the offending popcorn was finally dislodged from the House member’s airways.
While the whole thing sounds as if it might not have been a laughing matter, the kernel-sized snafu didn’t tarnish Poe’s signature sense of humor. He said following the episode, “I choked after I learned the Republicans were being slaughtered by the Democrats in the congressional baseball game.”
A team of Democratic lawmakers trounced Republicans 22-0 in last week’s 52nd annual baseball showdown, winning the game for the fifth year in a row.
No word whether Poe plans on taking a pause from eating popcorn in the future.