By Russell Berman and Judy Kurtz - 06/20/12 10:48 PM EDT
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) sure does love his KFC.
With talks over a long-stalled highway bill coming to a head, the top Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was asked Tuesday whether a meeting convened by Speaker John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidHow the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill No GOP leaders attending Shimon Peres funeral Overnight Regulation: Feds finalize rule expanding sick leave MORE (D-Nev.) marked a “come-to-Jesus moment” for the negotiations.
Mica’s chief of staff, Wiley Deck, confirms to ITK that while his boss also enjoys pasta, he is indeed a KFC fanatic. Wiley says the congressman’s particularly fond of Col. Sanders’s dark-meat chicken and leg and thigh pieces.