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.