There was a report in the newspaper The Hill about congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) chewing out and then throwing out of an elevator a staffer because the elevator was for use of members of congress only.
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.
Apart from the sheer tackiness of Foxx’s behavior, what irks me is that there is an elevator actually reserved solely for members of congress. What possible justification is there for this? After all, these are supposedly ‘public servants’, i.e., servants of the people, and yet they think they are so important that they reserve for themselves such petty privileges.