Even members of Congress can have an Oscar-worthy red carpet moment.
Many lawmakers, it seemed, were not too familiar with Hollywood culture, appearing more confused when asked “who are you wearing?” as they walked through Statuary Hall Tuesday.
Benny Johnson of the Independent Journal captured the hilarious reactions to his question the night of President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Me, asking our government who they are wearing: pic.twitter.com/p3uxpuqvEU
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 1, 2017
“Who are you wearing?” he asked members of Congress as they walked by, getting many different reactions.
Sen. Ted Cruz seemed confused by the question and shook his head while Sen. Cory Booker had a good laugh as he caught the joke.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 1, 2017
Former comedian, Sen. Al Franken, and Sen. Ben Sasse seemed to appreciate the humor, but Sen. Bernie Sanders kept walking after a wave.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and even Supreme Court Justice John Roberts were asked the all-important question and Sen. John Thune answered with his own question, “Really?”
“Montana,” was the response from Steve Daines, the state’s junior senator.
Johnson found plenty of appreciation both at the event and on social media as Twitter users gave him a thumbs up for the bipartisan laughs. And many thought the answers reflected what they believe they know about the politcian.
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@bennyjohnson This was the absolute funniest thing I have seen in awhile. I laughed so hard when I saw this!
— 1SOCALGIRL1???? (@1_socalgirl1) March 1, 2017
— Cathy?????? (@chattycathy1226) March 1, 2017
— Katarina (@kat_samb) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson Most of them are too square for this hilarity!
— Nicole D (@nepats28) March 1, 2017
— ?Gina Chevy? (@BostonGina1) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson Now we know who watches award shows!
— Michelle (@michelle031580) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson Awesome! Some much needed levity … Bravo 2 U Thanks for the laughs..
— Conservative NY Mom (@Nylon09) March 1, 2017
— Aviatrixt (@Aviatrixt) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson John Roberts’ reaction was the best part. But it’s good to see these partisan folks loosen up and laugh a bit
— PAC (@jetsfanpac) March 1, 2017
— Kian (@kian_ashoubi) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson LOL! Darrell Issa knows what’s up!
— Nancy (@EnPointe2) March 1, 2017
— Vynot Willplay (@Vynotwillplay) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson I can’t tell if this is a lucky joke of opportunity, or a sly commentary on politics as celebrity cult. Hilarious either way.
— Mario Fante (@AviatorMario) March 1, 2017
@bennyjohnson you sir, are an American hero
— Claire M Caulfield (@CaulfieldCM) March 1, 2017
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