Rep. Kendrick Meek's 10-year-old son, Kendrick Jr., accompanied his father to a Capitol Hill press conference this morning, resplendent in a suit and tie.
Reporters asked the Miami Democrat whether his son was going to join him on the podium, but Meek said he couldn't.
"I told him House rules wouldn't allow him to line up here with us," Kendrick Meek said, adding, "But I'm pretty sure there'll be a day."
Meek, 40, now serving his third term in Congress, succeeded his mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami.
He and his wife, Leslie, also have a daughter, Lauren. She wasn't with her dad at the presser.