Congresswoman Goes After Staffer for Riding in the Wrong Elevator

Virginia Foxx (Source: House of Representatives)

Occasionally, a story comes along that reveals the arrogance of some of the people who serve in Congress. Most members are not this way. Yet after serving four terms like North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, known for her virulent antigay positions, Foxx has fully embraced that with power comes arrogance.

As The Hill reports, Foxx found a staffer on a “members only” elevator. Well, it might have been a members only elevator.

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.

Apparently, there are elevators that are always for members only and some that are that way only during votes. It seems that was one of those, but that’s too much lingering with the little people for Foxx. It sounds like it’s time for Foxx to learn that she is only an election away from never being able to ride in that elevator. Unfortunatley, she continues to rack up close to 60% in her re-election bids.

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