Congressman Relieves Himself In A Cup On A Delta Flight To Atlanta

ABC News is reporting that Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) took extreme measures to relieve himself on a flight to Atlanta.

Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop, flying from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Hartsfield Airport on Delta Flight 1717, got up to go to the bathroom after the mandatory half-hour when passengers must stay seated, but found the lavatories on the airplane occupied, his office and aviation sources said.

Sanford then asked a flight attendant for a cup, and “may” have said he intended to relieve himself, his office said.

He went to a section of the plane between the cockpit and first-class, then urinated into the cup, said Bishop spokesman Selby McCash, who described the congressman as “a very gracious and courtly gentleman.”

…After he relieved himself, he waited for a lavatory to become available, and “disposed of the cup,” the spokesman said.

I’m sure the flight attendants didn’t really appreciate him using the galley as a urinal since airline cups are notoriously small…

Update: As a commenter pointed out, this story is 10 years-old. We appologize for the error. It showed up as new in our news feed yesterday, and we didn’t notice the date.

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  • GarandFan

    How old is he? Because if he’s my age, I can appreciate his problem. 😉

  • Wikipedia says he’s born in 1947, age 65.

  • ABC News is reporting?

    More like “ABC News reported more than a month ago”.

    Considering his age, he could have an enlarged prostate, which would be enough to prompt his actions. I feel sorry for the guy.

  • jim_m

    When you gotta go you gotta go.

    I’m assuming he was up in first class. They have normal sized glasses up there. He must have been pretty desperate.

  • You do realize that’s a news story from June 2002, right? Any other 10 year old news you want to report?

  • It is better to piss into a cup than to piss all over the taxpayers. Sadly, he did both.

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