Rep. Foxx: ‘I’ve never been this tall before’
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Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxHouse GOP picks two women to lead committees Speculation and starting points: accreditation, a new administration and a new Congress President-elect Trump: Please drain the student loan swamp MORE (R-N.C.) got a major lift at a press conference on Wednesday.

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The member of leadership, who is vertically challenged, is not a regular at House GOP press conferences. But she attended Wednesday’s event, with the help of a crate (usually reserved for Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.), another member of the House GOP leadership.

After she stepped up to the mic, Foxx said, “I’ve never been this tall before.”

The 6-foot-plus Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was next to speak. He smiled and nudged the crate aside.