Congressman skips church for KFC

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. 

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“I must admit I did not go to church this Sunday,” Mica, who is Episcopalian, replied. “I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken, and it was delicious. It was my choice.” 

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.