Independent Journal Review reporter Benny Johnson decided to have a little fun with lawmakers in Congress’s Statuary Hall, where President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session. Instead of asking them political questions, Johnson decided to treat them like Hollywood celebs walking down the red carpet, asking who they are wearing.
The question generated a lot of laughs, some confusion, and one lawmaker even playing along.
Johnson’s red carpet-themed line of questioning got laughs from the senators you’d expect to have a sense of humor: Cory Booker, Al Franken, and Steve Daines.
“Montana!” replied Senator Daines, who is a Republican from Montana.
California Rep. Darrell Issa even played along, sharing that his suit was “American-made.” There’s pretty much no other correct answer in this situation, although how great would it be if Booker shouted out “Dior Haute Couture”?
On Team No Fun was Paul Ryan, who walked straight ahead and fully ignored the question. Bernie Sanders, who has become a fashion muse of late, also shrugged away Johnson’s question.
And Ted Cruz just didn’t seem to get it. He responded, “Huh? Who are you wearing?”, before adding “I don’t understand that one.”
Even Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts didn’t even rank high enough to get a politics-related question. And, while Roberts was confused at first, he then turned around and offered: “That’s funny!”
Me, asking our government who they are wearing: pic.twitter.com/p3uxpuqvEU— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 1, 2017