Rep. Joe Garcia caught on camera picking his ear and eating it

Garcia blamed the incident on a hangnail.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   May 14, 2014 at 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- A Florida congressman who was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 was caught on camera last week doing something that might have people picking differently when he runs for re-election.

Rep. Joe Garcia was at a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week when a C-SPAN camera appeared to capture him picking his ear and then eating what he had dug out.

In the clip, Garcia appears to look back down at this finger and then go back for seconds while Rep. Suzan DeIbene was speaking.

After getting some grief about the video, Garcia took to Twitter and blamed the whole thing on a hangnail.

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