This morning, former FBI Commissioner James Comey is testifying in front of Congress concerning the continuing investigation into possible collusion with Russia by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Comey will be discussing his interactions with Trump over the past year, including the president’s requests for “honest loyalty” from the former FBI commissioner.
The stakes are high, and it makes for better TV than a primetime drama. That’s where your local bar comes in. Ten o’clock in the morning may seem a bit early for alcohol, but bars across America are holding “covfefe parties” (a tongue-in-cheek name invoking Trump’s bizarre recent Twitter typo, which quickly became a riotous meme).
One bar in the nation’s capital will actually be giving out free drinks every time Trump tweets about Comey, as he has promised he will do. Union Pub opened at 9:30 a.m. and will buy a round of drinks “for the house” every time the President unleashes his social media rage. The testimony is expected to last until 4 p.m., so this is set to be quite the party. However, Trump is scheduled to speak at a religious conference at 11:30 a.m., which may stem the flow of free drinks for a couple of hours.
Another bar in Washington, D.C., Shaw’s Tavern, will be offering a $10 “FBI” breakfast special (that stands for French toast, bacon, and ice cream).
Not in D.C. to watch the main event? More parties keep on coming. Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in Kansas City, Missouri, will be serving White Russians with a Cheeto garnish during their watch party. Axelrad Beer Garden in Houston has dubbed it the “Super Bowl of Washington” and will be serving a specialty cocktail called “Impeachment.” Even in San Francisco, at least one bar is opening up in the wee hours of morning to celebrate — The Mix will be open, tuned in to the testimony, and serving drinks.