He isn't the only Texas Republican who has a trademark. Rep. Ted PoeTed PoeA guide to the committees: House Lawmakers debate allowing cameras in courtrooms Hey Congress: Where’s the ban on ISIS? MORE (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 WeberRandy WeberA guide to the committees: House House votes to let states deny federal funds to abortion providers GOP lawmaker says CNN reporter should be fired MORE. 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.