Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues congressional cafeteria over ‘dangerous’ olive pit

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Congressional cafeteria food may not be all that different from elementary school cafeteria grub, at least if you consider the case of Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who is suing a congressional eatery for serving him a sandwich “that was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption.”

Kucinich filed a lawsuit against Restaurant Associates of the Longworth House Office Building for selling him food that “contained dangerous substances,” an olive pit, USA Today reported Wednesday.

In April 2008, Kucinich bit into an olive pit in a sandwich wrap, which he said gave him “serious and permanent dental and oral injuries,” according to court documents.

Kucinich is seeking $150,000 in damages.

Gawker and Courthouse News Service first broke the story Tuesday, and that in response to questions, Kucinich’s spokesperson would only say, “This is a private legal matter.”