Florida Congressman Mistakenly Thinks US Officials Are From The Indian Government


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.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/101737613.

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.

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