‘At least you’re not a cat’: Congressman’s Zoom video shows his face upside down
Mary Rose Corkery, DCNF
Republican Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer’s Zoom video showed his face upside down in a House Financial Services Committee meeting video on Wednesday.
Emmer requested time to speak and his face on the Zoom call appeared to show his face upside down, video shows. Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters interrupted Emmer, asking him to suspend and inquiring if he was alright.
“You’re upside down Tom,” one man said in the video. Emmer responded, “I don’t know how to fix that.”
Someone said, “at least you’re not a cat” and another added, “You’re going viral Tom.”
“Is this a metaphor?” someone asked during the video.
“I don’t know, but he’s upside down,” one woman responded in the video.
Waters allowed Emmer to continue after he corrected his video.
Emmer tweeted a picture of his face upside down, saying “I am not a cat” while others tweeted about Emmer’s Zoom mishap.
I am not a cat. pic.twitter.com/d4lhQd0sJ4
— Tom Emmer (@RepTomEmmer) February 10, 2021
VIRAL MOMENT: GOP Rep. Tom Emmer appears upside down at mostly virtual House Financial Services Committee meeting.
"Is this a metaphor?"
"You're going viral Tom."
"At least you're not a cat." pic.twitter.com/cZnrMf6Odz
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 10, 2021
US Congressman Tom Emmer had some ZOOM trouble today pic.twitter.com/40mrjVfgAN
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) February 10, 2021
"At least you're not a cat," House colleagues comment.
— Jack Fitzpatrick ☘️ (@jackfitzdc) February 10, 2021
Maxine Waters: "Uh, Mr. Emmer, are you OK?" she asks as he calls in UPSIDE DOWN on the Zoom call. 🤣https://t.co/AbLPB5GKnH
— Cortney O'Brien (@obrienc2) February 10, 2021
"At least you're not a cat!"
WATCH: GOP Rep. Tom Emmer has video stuck upside down during House Committee on Financial Services meeting pic.twitter.com/8SlsW7AIDZ
— The Hill (@thehill) February 10, 2021