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October 9, 2015

California Democrats ‘Cher’ a Moment

By virtue of having to operate in the minority, House Democrats Michael M. Honda and Ami Bera automatically do not have the loudest microphone in Congress.

(Courtesy Team Bera)

(Courtesy Team Bera)

Not so at neighboring 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE); that’s where the California lawmakers recently buddied up to belt out ’60s hits for a captive audience.

A Bera aide told HOH the pols serenaded a group of Asian-American young professionals with their rendition of “I Got You Babe.” After hashing out who was best suited to channel the latest Wu-Tang collaborator and who should step into the shoes of the late Sonny Bono, R-Calif., the pals put on what sounds like quite a performance.

“Congressman Honda’s experience showed and he definitely out-sang his protégé, but Congressman Bera had a certain something that captured much of the audience’s heart,” Team Bera suggested.

While Honda’s predilection for rocking the mic is no secret, our source assured us that any buzz about a multi-city tour “are only rumors.”

Between the din from House Republican outrage about the Affordable Care Act and the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya growing louder, and pressure mounting ahead of the mid-term elections, we’re surprised those two didn’t invoke Cher’s paean to happier days:

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