Rep. Foxx: ‘I’ve never been this tall before’

Greg Nash

Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxGOP struggles to find women to lead House committees Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman House Republicans ask agencies for list of 'midnight rules' MORE (R-N.C.) got a major lift at a press conference on Wednesday.

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.