The Mueller hearing today wasn’t even close to over when the memes started appearing, because that’s how we cope with the absurdity of the world now. While Republicans attempt to convince themselves that Robert Mueller’s testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees has been a “disaster” for Democrats, everyone else is watching an irritated, no-nonsense, and hard-of-hearing man field absurd questions and rants in what is simultaneously a very serious and hilarious manner.
Jim Jordan EVISCERATES Mueller, Tells Him Barr Is Now Investigating Him…
RAISE YOU HAND IF YOU CAN'T WAIT TO SEE BARR'S FINDINGS… ????https://t.co/DtOcQWCLPL
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 24, 2019
Some of the best humorous moments to come out of the hearing have been Mueller’s deadpan one-liners in response to Republicans ranting and yelling for political points, such as when Rep. Louis Gohmert went on for five minutes and Mueller just said: “I take your question.”
— Lolo (@Peacheslolo2) July 24, 2019
Because in five minutes, Gohmert didn’t actually pose a single real question to the former special counsel. Now people are wondering if these four words are going to be the new passive-aggressive response to any demand.
Is “I take your question” the new “bless your heart”? #MuellerTime
— Kristine Lucius (@lucius4justice) July 24, 2019
This alone has become its own meme, resulting in a treasure trove of hilarious tweets:
"I take your question." pic.twitter.com/eRdvNQMiZr
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 24, 2019
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" sounded a lot like … pic.twitter.com/cbalqYJm4h
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 24, 2019
— Carol Ray Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) July 24, 2019
"I take your question" is the new "Bye Felicia."
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) July 24, 2019
So "I take your question" is the new "Fuck you".
Good to know.#MuellerHearing
— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) 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
Him: "Was it as good for you, as it was for me?"
Me: "I take your question."
— Dawna (@VaGyver) July 24, 2019
While Republicans freak out about Mueller asking them to repeat questions, others have noticed that said questions have a lot of confusing double negatives.
The Mueller testimony is turning out to be the world's foremost showcase of double-negative questions #muellerhearings
— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) July 24, 2019
— Kells (@KellMacs) July 24, 2019
every question: “is it not not true that the president did not not not not obstruct justice?” https://t.co/WAC5QNCvbQ
— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) July 24, 2019
Bob Mueller drinking game: two shots every time someone uses a double negative
— Kate Heron (@KateHeronWorks) July 24, 2019
Mueller says he did not say he did not have a double negative coach to get him ready for the hearings.
— Charles Leerhsen (@CharlesLeerhsen) July 24, 2019
Aside from those specifics, people are finding any humor they can out of what has become the definition of a political circus.
I hope Mueller ends his testimony by saying “That’ll do pig. That’ll do.” pic.twitter.com/TaMKQWGGhg
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 24, 2019
— IAmTheWalrus (@IAmTheW33256065) July 18, 2019
— Patrice (@silverlininface) July 24, 2019
the Mueller Hearings feels like watching Wheel of Fortune where the puzzle is completely solved but contestants keep guessing letters
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) July 24, 2019
Hearing so far:
Member of Congress, speaking very quickly: “Words words words words words words words words words words words. Is that what the report says??”
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 24, 2019
Someday we’ll all look back on this and laugh. If we’re still alive.