Freshman Rep. Curt Clawson of Florida assumed the two Indian-Americans answering his questions at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee were representatives from the Indian government.
He was so wrong.
According to Foreign Policy, this was Clawson’s first day on the job:
Thursday was Clawson’s first day sitting on the subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He was named to the full committee July 9. Subcommittee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) promoted Clawson’s deep international business acumen and knowledge of four languages in welcoming him. “Our newest member of this committee, Curt Clawson … speaks four languages and all kinds of other great stuff,” Chabot boasted.