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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:14 PM

ReTHUG Rep. Virginia Foxx CHEWS OUT STAFFER for Riding On Members-Only Elevator





Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) chewed out a House staffer after catching her riding on a “members only” elevator, according to an ITK tipster who was on the scene. But Foxx’s office is calling our lookout's description of events in the elevator an "exaggeration."


Our spy hit the “members” button on the elevator after waiting (and waiting) for a lift on Tuesday. Elevators were slow that day because furniture was being moved around the Longworth House Office Building. When the members-only elevator arrived, our tipster and a female House staffer stepped in. The elevator went up a single floor before the doors opened and Foxx walked in with an aide.
The lawmaker, who was recently elected to a House GOP leadership post, asked for whom the pair worked. Then she turned to the female staffer, who had no clue she was on board what was soon to be the elevator ride of doom.



Foxx said to the staffer, “This is a ‘members-only’ elevator; can you read?” She then demanded the staffer’s name before the elevator stopped after going just one more floor up. “Get out here,” Foxx supposedly commanded. Before our insider and the berated staffer exited, the politician exclaimed, “What does this sign say? It says, ‘Members of Congress only.’ ” But that wasn’t it. The innocent staffer attempted to point out that the sign next to it stated, “during votes,” which is when, our tipster says, Foxx started yelling, “Members only!” as she pointed to signs. “I’m just making sure we are hiring people who know how to read,” the lawmaker said.



Foxx’s press secretary, Ericka Perryman, noted it must be a slow news day, telling us in an email, “This is silly. But it is interesting to see what great lengths of exaggeration some disrespectful junior staffers will go to just to read about themselves in the paper.” We wanted to get to the bottom of this elevator etiquette snafu. House Administration Committee Deputy Staff Director Salley Wood tells us both Foxx and the anonymous staffer are right … sort of. “There are elevators that are designated for ‘members only’ during vote series as well as elevators that are designated for ‘members only’ at all times,” says Wood. While not knowing on which elevator the alleged incident took place, Wood says signage should notify riders which elevator banks are usable and when.



Whatever the case, our ITK mole seemed flabbergasted by the elevator episode, saying of Foxx, “Seriously?!? I have never seen a member do that.”

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Segami Dec 2012 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #1
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #2
Segami Dec 2012 #4
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #17
Segami Dec 2012 #18
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #3
haikugal Dec 2012 #5
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #9
haikugal Dec 2012 #12
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #19
Politicalboi Dec 2012 #6
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #7
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #8
Lint Head Dec 2012 #10
Skittles Dec 2012 #11
louis-t Dec 2012 #13
MagickMuffin Dec 2012 #15
KamaAina Dec 2012 #16
11 Bravo Dec 2012 #20
byeya Dec 2012 #21
tabasco Dec 2012 #22
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #23
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #24

Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

1. My biggest fear is

having my car break down at night in whatever district keeps voting her into office or whatever district keeps voting Michele Bachmann into office.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. Why does it seems that all of the craziest RW women have the "crazy eyes"?

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:18 PM

4. Come on JoePhilly,....look again. Don't you think she has bedroom eyes?

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Response to Segami (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:04 PM

17. perhaps .... Monster under the bed eyes ... very scary.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:16 PM

18. LOL!

Must be something in the water.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:18 PM

3. Republican through and through

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:19 PM

5. She is such a Harpy...

They're all so pathological in my view...real rejects.

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Response to haikugal (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

9. my bingo card is now filled

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:43 PM

12. LMAO!!!

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:03 PM

14. Darn it ...

I only had:

gop House member strips naked and kisses Democratic member, during a vote, while citing to the SCOTUS delay on Prop 8, as having turned him gay.


I was soooo close!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

19. God, I just sneaked the win from you!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:22 PM

6. I guess

"During Votes" means nothing Virginia. Learn how to read yourself.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:23 PM

7. Like that Spongebob episode where Mr. krabs builds his Krusty Towers hotel

Squidward has to take the employee elevator-when the doors open, there's a stairwell. The real elevator is only for guests.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:25 PM

8. I've heard some other stories about this woman. She's a real pip. Has a gigantic ego and...

...loves to impress people with her power.

She's EXACTLY the type of person that should not be in office.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:33 PM

10. What the fuck is she looking at? Her nose?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

11. kitteh does not approve

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:50 PM

13. Elitist snob. I tend to believe the staffer.

Given Foxx's record of lies.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:13 PM

15. Well apparently the "Staffers" need to refer to themselves as Aide's.

Since Foxx entered the elevator with one of her aide's. Is her aide allowed even though they were not an elected official?

I was hoping this Staffer worked for Foxx and would start to release or dish dirt on her.


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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:16 PM

16. WTF? A fellow activist who uses a wheelchair had a member *invite* her to use the members' elevator.

Must've been a Dem.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

20. To be fair, she could have been yelling at someone else. It's damned near impossible to tell ...

who Virginia's looking at. FUCK! She could have been chewing out some poor sap standing BEHIND her!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:12 PM

21. Yay!! She's my Representative. Repusive, I'll grant you that; Moronic, that too; Bilious,

 

nice word - I'll buy into that; Narrow minded, yes that too.


But consider this: She could have been all aloof and high-hatted, BUT she took the time to speak to
a junior staffer when she didn't have to say anything. That's southern graciousness - we're famous for it down here.
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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:22 PM

22. Separated at birth?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:33 PM

23. She really is a piece of shit

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:26 PM

24. At least the late-night comedy writers will still be in work.

The Crazy Cat Lady of North Carolina will always provide them with material!

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