Rep. Joe Garcia Picks, Eats Earwax During Committee Hearing (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., was caught on video last week picking his ear then putting his finger in his mouth.

Sitting beside Rep. Suzan DeIbene, D-Wash., during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on government surveillance that aired on C-SPAN2, Garcia appears to pull on his ear hair, find something interesting, then eat it.

Garcia says he was just scratching his ear and then subsequently noticed a hang nail he “took care of,” the New York Daily News reported.

"I scratched my ear and noticed I had a hangnail. My mom always told me to keep my fingers out of my mouth, and now I know why. I look forward to immigration reform going viral,” Garcia told NBC Miami.

Sources: New York Daily News, NBC Miami