Weirdo congressman drinks Pope Francis' backwash

Courtesy Bob Brady

Eww, eww, eww, eww. Ewww.

During Pope Francis' address to Congress, His Holiness paused briefly to take a sip of water.

UNITED STATES - September 24: Pope Francis drinks a glass of water while addresses a Joint Meeting of Congress in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, September 24, 2015. Francis is the first Pope to address a Joint Meeting of Congress. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

That's all well and good. Everyone gets thirsty, even Pontiffs.

Not so well and good? A Congressman swoopin' in and taking his own sip after the remarks were concluded: That's exactly what Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pennsylvania) is guilty of, ABC reports.

Once Pope Francis’ speech was finished, as he stepped down from his podium on the House floor to walk towards the exit, Congress members swarmed, attempting to touch the Holy Father.

But there was one congressman headed in the other direction. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pennsylvania, bee-lined for the podium, picked up the glass Pope Francis drank out of, and brought it back to his office.

There, Brady drank from the water, his office confirmed, and shared it with members of his staff, his staff assistant, who is devoutly Catholic, and his wife, Debra Brady.

"The congressman is a Catholic and has immense respect for the Holy Father," an aide told ABC without retching. Again, ABC:

The congressman kept the remainder of the water and plans to sprinkle some on his grandchildren.


Reports do not indicate whether or not the Pennsylvania congressman pronounced it "wooder."

Go Eagles.

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