Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents the Houston area of Texas, has lit the internet on fire over her actions caught on camera today.
During a break in testimony by Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, Lee was seen on camera shaking hands and speaking with Michael Bromwich, Ford’s attorney.
The incident set off a hashtag trend – #WhatsInTheEnvelope – to question what is going on.
While one would assume that there is no illegality involved, it should be noted that Sheila Jackson Lee is the same woman who thinks that the Constitution is 400 years old. In a CNN interview, she confused Super Storm Sandy, which hit the New Jersey area, with the Sandy Hook tragedy. She also thinks astronauts walked on Mars and planted a flag. She has made some serious mental gaffes. And so, the questions.
Here’s the original video.
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) September 27, 2018
Some joked it was a payment for Dr. Ford’s polygraph test, which no one seems to know how it was funded.
One eagle-eyed Twitter user caught something interesting: there is more than one envelope.
Whoa! There’s two envelopes. She handed him one. I wonder who the other one is for?
— Sophia (@SophiaSimone10) September 27, 2018
Someone also pointed out that Lee appears to look around for cameras and to be sure no one caught her passing it off.
Shejack looking around to see if anyone witnessed the down low damn cameras pic.twitter.com/Xap1i3PhHw
— Charles Ben Vance (@bloggerben) September 27, 2018
Here are some of the responses to the #WhatsInTheEnvelope hastag trend.
Trendsmap USA tweeted that, at one point, the hashtag was trending in the United States.
— Trendsmap USA (@TrendsmapUSA) September 27, 2018
Here are some responses.
Explain this ..Someone needs to ask the congresswoman and Ford's Lawyer about this..
Hmmm..very suspicious.. is that money in the envelope!? https://t.co/vGgm8jBhuq
— Kimberly M. Baker (@KimberlyMBaker1) September 27, 2018
Some even saw the humor in the incident.
Barack Obama's birth certificate #whatsintheenvelope
— Tabatha DelMoral (@DelmoralTabatha) September 27, 2018
Diamond and Silk even weighed in.
Was that an Envelope? What did Sheila Jackson give to Dr. Ford's attorney? This looks like some undercover S.ugar, H.oney, I.ce, T.ea to us. What do it look like to y'all? #KavanughHearings pic.twitter.com/CZrD9tD2Ck
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) September 27, 2018
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