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'At Least You're Not a Cat': Congressman Appears Upside Down During Meeting

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Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer briefly appeared upside down during a mostly virtual House meeting on February 10, drawing laughs from colleagues.

Emmer, the Republican representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district, was speaking during a markup session in the House Committee on Financial Services for COVID-19 relief legislation.

“I’m sorry, Mr Emmer… are you OK?” asked committee chairwoman Maxine Waters.

“At least you’re not a cat,” said someone else in the meeting, referring to a Texas lawyer who had gone viral a day before when he appeared on Zoom using a cat filter during a court hearing.

Rep Emmer eventually righted himself and delivered his remarks. Credit: House Committee on Financial Services via Storyful