According to Reason's Brian Doherty:
As goes Capitol Hill, so goes the nation? What started as a Pelosi- imposed smoking ban turns into a ban on even selling tobacco products in the hallowed halls of our precious democracy...
Since the Speaker has also been instrumental in badgering the Supremes into declaring carbon dioxide a substance vile and polluting, it follows that along with the ban on cigarettes in Congressional convenience stores, all CO2 contaminated products natural or un-fermented must go as well.
No more Alka-Seltzer for budgetary indigestion, soda crackers. leavened bread or smelling salts for vaporous Suffragettes, and above all no carbonated beverages effervescing global warming- not even caffeine free crystal diet Coke, let alone Mountain Dew for the Arkansas delegation.
Hopefully the latest totalitarian indignity the Speakerene has imposed will provide young staffers with a new source of pin money- fixing bong hoses to Congressional fire extinguishers, to infuse the solons' 5 O'clock highballs with hits of the crackling good gas.