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 GarciaFreshman Curbelo wins reelection in Fla. LGBT Republican groups campaigning for Curbelo in Fla. House Democrats amplify anti-Trump strategy 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: