Texas GOP lawmaker coins catchphrase for speeches on the House floor

He isn't the only Texas Republican who has a trademark. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) routinely ends his House floor speeches with, "And that's just the way it is."

Weber, 59, says his slogan has even caught on with some of his colleagues in Congress.

“I think they just like the part ‘from where I sit here in America.’ I’m not sure it’s about me being Randy Weber. They might be totally underwhelmed with the person, but they love the fact that it’s about America,” Weber said.

The freshman congressman contends he only uses his catchphrase in the political realm, especially because a different statement didn’t go over so well with his spouse, Brenda. “I’ve been married 36 years, [and] my wife and I only had one argument. I tried to tell her I was God, and she assured me I wasn’t,” he said with a hearty chuckle.

The point of the phrase, Weber says, is “I realize it’s my point of view. So that’s why I say, ‘That’s the way I see it from where I sit,’ because that hopefully makes me out to be a little subjective instead of just saying, ‘By golly, this is the gospel according to Randy.’”

Weber says being married more than three decades will do that to a man: “I figured out real quick that it wasn’t necessarily the gospel according to me.”

Pete Kasperowicz contributed.