We’ve reached a point in life where rather than being surprised by bizarre political events, the internet simply embraces them.
Today, for example, Republican Congressman Darrell Issa was spotted standing on a rooftop casually overlooking a crowd of constituents gathered outside his district office building in California.
Though initial details of Issa’s impromptu rooftop rendezvous were unknown, the photograph of Issa prompted a slew of Grade A memes.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mike Levin — California’s Democratic candidate who plans to run against Issa in 2018 — posted a photograph of his opponent on the roof for all to see with the caption, “Too afraid to come speak with assembled constituents below.”
Since Levin’s tweet made it sound as though Issa was standing on the roof to hide from groups of protesters, the beautiful people of Twitter were quick to compare the event to that glorious time Spicer hid from reporters in the bushes.
Meanwhile, others simply could not shake the image of Michael Scott standing on a rooftop in Season 3, episode 19 of The Office. Scott was attempting to teach his employees about the importance of office safety with an over-the-top demonstration.
In the face of all the Twitter buzz, Issa shared a few photographs of the “assembled constituents” Levin said he had been avoiding, claiming he spent the morning talking with those gathered outside the office but then “popped upstairs to take a quick pic.”
Spent the morning talking with constituents gathered outside the office today, then popped upstairs to take a quick pic! pic.twitter.com/K2CFdenOIj
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 30, 2017
Despite Issa’s rooftop explanation and aerial photographs, Levin still claims the congressman was making an effort to avoid those gathered across the street and only came outside of the building for a mere five minutes.
The world may never know the real reason Issa was looking for a birds-eye-view, but at least we have these hot new memes to enjoy.