By Judy Kurtz
The congressman caught on camera picking at his ear and then nibbling at the finger that just went inside his hearing canal is responding to the gross-out video, saying a hangnail is to blame.
On Tuesday, Rep. Joe GarciaJoe GarciaWake up, Democrats — Koch empire targets 2016 Hispanic vote Immigration action jolts '16 races WHIP COUNT: Mad scramble for votes to keep government funded MORE (D-Fla.) wrote on Twitter:
C-SPAN cameras were rolling last week when Garcia was caught in the earwax act at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. After the video went viral, Garcia repeatedly tweeted about the gag-inducing clip.
Those damn hangnails, they'll get you every time #perceptioniseverything— Rep. Joe Garcia (@RepJoeGarcia) May 13, 2014
The lawmaker noted that all the eyeballs fixated on his ear snafu, writing to his 1,600 followers: