Video: Politicians including Al Franken and Paul Ryan asked who they're wearing

A reporter poses the question we've all been dying to ask D.C.'s male politicians.

D.C. politics can be mundane at the best of times, so it's fun when someone injects a bit of levity into proceedings.

Step forward Benny Johnson, an editor for the Independent Journal Review, decided to give some male politicians the treatment normally reserved for red carpet celebrities.

"Who are you wearing?" he asked the members of Congress as they filed in and out of the chamber, to a mixture of amusement and bemusement. Here's the video:

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the first to experience it, and while he didn't react, his wife laughed heartily.

There were big laughs from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Montana Sen. Steve Daines, while Minnesota Sen. Al Franken gave a chuckle as he passed by.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a little perplexed by the line of questioning, while House Speaker Paul Ryan just ignored it outright. The only person to provide an actual answer was California's Republican Rep. Darren Issa.

Johnson has been known for his irreverent take on Washington, D.C. politics since his time at Buzzfeed, where he was responsible for reaching new audiences with articles like "19 times American politicians tried to look normal and failed."

His tenure there ended acrimoniously though after he was found to have plagiarized dozens of articles, the Washington Post reports. After he was fired he took up his current role at the IJR.

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