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Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert lamented the "bureaucracies" that once stopped him from cooking ribs on his office balcony for his colleagues at the Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert on Friday lamented the “bureaucracies” that once stopped him from cooking ribs on his office balcony for his colleagues at the Capitol.

“About seven years ago, the Architect of the Capitol, who works for the House and Senate, had decided that we all work for him and started making demands,” Gohmert said on the House floor. “One of which was I could not cook ribs and share them with other members of Congress as I had been doing.”

“My colleagues, they tell me, many of them [say] they’re the best meat they’ve ever tasted. Some say the best ribs they’ve ever tasted. And I have enough of my late mother in me that I enjoy cooking and enjoy people enjoying what I cook.”

Gohmert credited House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Speaker Paul Ryan for helping him get to smoke ribs again.

“The speaker was able to persuade the bureaucracies here on Capitol Hill that we can make this work and have it safe if we work with each other,” Gohmert said.

The famously loquacious Gohmert quipped of his cookouts: “It’s probably the only time here on Capitol Hill when I actually leave a good taste in people’s mouths instead of a bitter taste.”

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