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Virginia Foxx, who’s been known for inserting the occasional foot in the mouth , does not have patience for employees who follow in her footsteps.

Proof: Her scheduler recently posted this message via her gmail status, “Office beers. on taxpayer time. you’re welcome, fightin 5th district.” [honest and transparent]

Officially response: [not via gmail status]

“We are looking into this matter to figure out what happened. Once we’ve established the facts, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”

As for those disciplinary actions: [this was sent around via gmail – yesterday]

Scheduler — Congresswoman seeks a Scheduler for fast-paced DC office. Responsibilities include managing Member schedule, driving Member to events, and serving as office manager. Ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communications skills, a positive attitude, an outgoing personality and a strong work ethic. Prior Hill experience and North Carolina ties are a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

We hear that the employee was let go, not because she was drinking beer, but because she only updated her gmail status and ignored both Facebook and Twitter — that and her poor use of capitalization.