Rep. Gregory MeeksGregory Weldon MeeksMeeks on being mistaken for a staffer: 'Glad I still blend in with the cool kids' Blinken grilled in first hearing since Afghanistan withdrawal Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle MORE (D-N.Y.) responded Tuesday to a tweet about him being mistaken for a staffer at the Capitol.
Overheard DC, an account that takes submissions of what people hear in the nation's capital, said earlier in the day that an intern on the subway at the Rayburn House Office Building asked the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman who he worked for.
At the Subway in Rayburn:— Overheard DC (@OverheardWDC) September 14, 2021
Intern: "So who do you work for?"
Greg Meeks: "I’m a member."
“Glad I still blend in with the cool kids at Subway. See you on TikTok,” Meeks tweeted in response to the interaction.
Glad I still blend in with the cool kids at Subway. See you on TikTok ♂️— Rep. Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) September 14, 2021
Wishing all the new interns a great semester on the Hill! https://t.co/mU3jB5k4DH
Meeks also retweeted two congresswomen on the incident, one of whom said she had a similar experience of mistaken identity while at work.
“Welcome to my world, Mr. Chair,” Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif) tweeted.
Welcome to my world, Mr. Chair https://t.co/pcl8o66yw4— Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (@RepSaraJacobs) September 14, 2021
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Meeks has served in the House since 1998.