Congressman struggles with Zoom filter in committee meeting

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Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Minnesota congressman drew laughter from colleagues and comparisons to a recent viral video when he found himself unable to turn off a Zoom filter that made him appear upside-down in a committee meeting.

Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., was participating in a Wednesday meeting of the House Committee on Financial Services meeting via Zoom when colleagues pointed out that his image was appearing upside-down.


Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., interrupted Emmer as he was talking about job security during the pandemic to ask if he was OK.

"You're upside-down, Tom," another participant in the call can be heard saying in video of the incident.

"I don't know how to fix that," Emmer responds.

The representative's colleagues then spent some time trying to help him repair the situation.

"At least you're not a cat," a person says, in an apparent reference to Texas lawyer Rod Ponton's struggle with a Zoom cat filter during a virtual hearing earlier in the week.

Emmer was eventually able to correct the problem. He later poked fun at the situation on Twitter.

"I am not a cat," he tweeted, along with a screenshot from his incident.


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