Congressman drowns out hearing protestor with auction chant

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing today about social media, with Twitter and Facebook execs testifying (Google didn’t show.) An attendee upset about Twitter something or other started ranting. Billy Long (R Missouri) is apparently a certified auctioneer and started up an auction chant to drown her out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvALgOjojOI

Any explanation why? I’m assuming they searched.:confused:

Saw that on the news this morning, made me LOL. Best comment under the YouTube video: “if I was there I would have made a bid” :smiley:

I’ve been to an event where he was a special guest auctioneer. The man is hilarious. I can guarantee you I am not a fan of his politics, but he is really quite a character.

Maps took them to Commerce, Georgia.