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
"I take your question." pic.twitter.com/eRdvNQMiZr
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) 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 RELATED… Stephen Colbert Gives Media The Key To Getting Trump To Resign Lena Headey Hits Trump And Boris Johnson With Scary 'The Shining' Spoof Ivanka Trump Congratulates Boris Johnson On Becoming PM Of Nonexistent Country Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus