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February 7, 2016

David Schweikert’s Not-So-Sweet Life

Rep. David Schweikert was having a rough go of it Wednesday night — a side effect of going cold turkey on excess sugar:

The Arizona Republican admitted to HOH that he’s got a bit of a sweet tooth.

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Schweikert, left, has a sweet tooth. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“I have a firmly established chocolate problem. Fits in nicely with my coffee problem,” Schweikert said of his penchant for brown stimulants.

Per Schweikert, the confectionery embargo is not for health reasons so much as pride. “My wife bet me I couldn’t go a week without dark chocolate. I’m trying to prove her wrong,” he said of the test of will.

If anybody spots him skulking around the Longworth vending machines or Crumbs Bake Shop (his go-to snack havens), give a holler.

Update: Schweikert suggested he’s still holding strong. Though salt cravings now seem to be taking over.

“Cranky this morning ’cause I couldn’t put sugar in my coffee,” he said of his Day 4 outlook. “But I’ve been eating a lot more pita chips …”

Should he make it to Sunday, confidence is medium Schweikert might have to reward himself with his current Crumbs obsession: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing.

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  • hippie1367

    Meanwhile he has hundreds of thousands of constituents who can’t afford healthcare or chocolate.

    • AZ Native

      Try using Google. Congressman Schweikert’s district has a median household income of 47,967, and includes Scottsdale, AZ one of the more affluent cities in Arizona. His constituents are able to afford healthcare and chocolate just fine.

      Kudos to Congressman David for giving up sugar! Hopefully his Mrs, convinced him to give up Mountain Dew also!

      • hippie1367

        Now look up the definition of MEDIAN…it means a lot of people in his district with little cash.

    • HBC

      You can’t be taken seriously with the name ‘hippie367’.

      Schweikert represents Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley AZ among other towns/cities. His constituents are doing just fine picking up artisan chocolates in their brand new Range Rovers.

      • hippie1367

        Yeah like Schweikert is any less ludicrous.

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