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Former special counsel Robert Mueller gave the world a brand new catchphrase with which to shut people down.
During Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused him of perpetuating injustice with his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion.
When asked to respond, Mueller simply said: “I take your question.”
Check out the clip here:
Gohmert: "If somebody knows they did not conspire with anybody from Russia to affect the election & they see the big [DOJ] with people that hate that person coming after them...the fact that you ran it out 2 years means you perpetuated injustice."
Mueller: "I take your question." pic.twitter.com/buO4pqQ2bV
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) July 24, 2019
Mueller’s concise reply immediately became a meme on Twitter:
EDITOR: Where is your story? It was due hours ago!
ME: I take your question
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) July 24, 2019
"I take your question" is the new "Bye Felicia."
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 24, 2019
— Carol Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) July 24, 2019
"I take your question" is a great burn that I don't quite understand but will now adopt whenever anyone yells at me on Twitter. #MuellerHearing
— jon ronson (@jonronson) July 24, 2019
HUSBAND/ACCOUNTANT: Have you done your billing for last month?
ME: I take your question
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) July 24, 2019
when, in the future I tell you "I take your question" - be aware I don't mean anything nice.
— Justin Gray (@grayjustin) July 24, 2019
“I take your question” oh man. That’s amazing. I will use it no less than 10 times in conversation today.
— JOHNNYSWIM (@JOHNNYSWIM) July 24, 2019
Is “I take your question” the new “bless your heart”? #MuellerTime
— Kristine Lucius (@lucius4justice) July 24, 2019
HANDY MUELLER PHRASES when you feel you shouldn't answer a qstn:
- "That I can't get into"
- "I defer to you on that"
- "I take your question" (Hard stop.)
- "I can't answer that question"
- "I'll take a pass on that"
- "I can't speak to that"
- "I'm not going to go there"
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) July 24, 2019
I'm gonna start saying "I take your question" to all my editors.
— Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) July 24, 2019
I think the one thing this day has given us is "I take your question" as a way to respond to any question we don't want to respond to.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2019
— Lolo (@Peacheslolo2) July 24, 2019
My boss: Where is the report you said you would have for me yesterday?! Are you watching TV?!
Me: I take your question#MuellerHearings
— Yishai Maynard (@Yishai20) July 24, 2019
*pulls up to drive thru*
Wendy's: "What can I get for you today?"
Mueller: "I can't get into that."
Wendy's: "You can't get into what?"
Mueller: "It's in my report."
Wendy's: "What report?"
Mueller: "I take your question."
Wendy's: "Sir, this is a Wendy's."
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 24, 2019
"I take your question" sounded a lot like ... pic.twitter.com/cbalqYJm4h
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 24, 2019
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