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Mueller spawned a new meme with ‘I take your question’

It's clearly sassy, but what does it mean?!


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:01 am CDT

On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller was testifying before congress about his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) went on a particularly fiery rant at the end of his questioning session, saying:

If somebody knows they did not conspire with anybody from Russia to affect the election and they see the big justice department, with people that hate that person coming after them, and then a special counsel appointed who hires a dozen or more people who hate that person, and he knows he’s innocent! He’s not corruptly acting, in order to see that justice is done, what he’s doing is not obstructing justice, he is pursuing justice, and the fact that you ran it out 2 years means you perpetuated injustice.

Muller answered the tirade with the short, and somewhat perplexing, phrase “I take your question.”

You might have noticed that Gohmert did not actually ask a question, and even if he had, what “I take your question” means is a little murky.

Although Twitter seemed to have a few ideas.

Whatever the exact meaning may be, the phrase has now become a meme, and people plan to start incorporating it into their lives immediately.

Despite all the fire and fury, the testimony produced very little new information, and once again both Democrats and Republicans claimed to have won the day. The only things the American people really got out of the ordeal was this new sassy way to be dismissive, and Mueller at one point referring to the President as “Trimp”.

But you gotta take these small victories where you can get them.


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*First Published: Jul 25, 2019, 1:07 pm CDT