Well, this was surely awkward. Tea Party Freshman Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Flori-duh) is the latest cringe-worthy inductee into the Sunshine State’s face-palm Hall of Fame after he repeatedly mistook two high ranking U.S. government officials for representatives of the government of India at a congressional hearing. Clawson, who earlier this year replaced disgraced Republican Rep. Trey Radel after he was busted trying to buy cocaine in Washington, even told these high-level officials of the U.S. government about his favorite Bollywood films.
To their credit, these senior employees of the U.S. government handled the situation flawlessly.
We’re sure Rep. Clawson would prefer that people didn’t see this video, but we hope you’ll share it far and wide!
Video courtesy of Foreign Policy.