Rep. Jerry Nadler Tells Members to Mute Themselves After Hot Mic Issue

Rep. Jerry Nadler Tells Members to Mute Themselves After Hot Mic Issue

( – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people working remotely, and government officials are no exception. However, when attending meetings or a proxy vote via teleconference communications, being in an external environment can lead to some distractions. This week, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reminded members to mute their mics.

On Wednesday, April 6, the House Judiciary Committee participated in a virtual meeting regarding the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. According to the Daily Caller, one member left their mic live during the conference, and some expletives came through, interrupting the vote. Nadler reminded everyone to turn their mics off when not speaking to prevent these incidents from repeating.

This incident is far from the only hot mic moment gone wrong; several presidents have cursed while a microphone was live.

Warning: The video contains strong language

Other incidents have also occurred, such as one Representative attending an important hearing in his underwear while another tried to pretend he was home when he was actually driving.

These revelations have shed light on the pitfalls of proxy voting or attending meetings remotely. Since most businesses and local governments have lifted pandemic restrictions and life is slowly returning to normal, it makes sense to resume governmental operations in the same way, especially when voting on important issues.

Do you think government officials should resume duties as usual now that there are no restrictive measures in place?

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