There was a circulating report of Republicans allegedly celebrating, with a beer party, following the passage of the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare repeal bill.
The fake news story seems to have originated from a News Vice reporter:
Cases upon cases of beer just rolled into the Capitol on a cart covered in a sheet. Spotted Bud Light peeking out from the sheet
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) May 4, 2017
Per Free Beacon:
Jaffe made it clear she did not know who ordered the beer or why. But the tweet went viral as people assumed it was House Republicans. Liberal journalists and activists on Twitter ripped House Republicans for the “beer party.”
Several others quickly picked up the fake story:
Even by CNN Chief National Security Correspondent:
Democrats chant "Nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye" on House floor. Republicans carting beer into the Capitol. Where we've come.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 4, 2017
And a Senior Politics Editor for the Huffington Post:
Actually surprised that Ryan didn't have the good sense to tell House GOP to cut out the beer and celebration. Looks pretty dumb/tacky
— Sam Stein (@samstein) May 4, 2017
Democrat Representative for Connecticut’s third district:
— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) May 4, 2017
And Democrat Representative, former Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi helped spread the story (per Washington Examiner):
She slammed the White House for celebrating the passage of the bill, which she said resulted in a transfer of wealth from working class to high-income Americans.
“They are in the Rose Garden having a beer party,” she said.
The story was ultimately refuted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s communication adviser, Michael Shapiro:
This is completely and utterly false. Totally irresponsible to report this with zero evidence. https://t.co/lW6hvHRwiR
— Michael Shapiro (@mis2127) May 4, 2017