Kicker – An upside-down lawmaker


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Last week, you heard here about the kitty-cat filter on Zoom that a lawyer couldn’t disable for his trial court hearing. 

Well, that lawyer has passed the torch to a member of Congress. Listen to Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer speaking remotely during a House Committee meeting last week…

EMMER: … sole proprietors and the smallest of small businesses receive timely …
WATERS: Will the gentleman suspend? I’m sorry, Mr. Emmer? Are you okay?
EMMER: I am.
UNKNOWN REP.: You’re upside down, Tom.
EMMER: I don’t know how to fix that.

Only the Congressman’s face was visible, and he appeared on the screen as an upside down floating head.

AUDIO: (laughs) Okay the — well at least you’re not a cat!

Yup, at least he wasn’t a cat. 

When he couldn’t figure out how to fix it, another Congressman wise-cracked: Why don’t you just stand on your head?

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(Photo/YouTube, Tom Emmer)

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