US Congressman Farts on live TV.
Rep. Eric Swalwell appeared to pass gas while talking to MSNBC host Chris Matthews about impeaching President Trump.
"So far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president used taxpayer dollars to ask the Ukrainians to cheat," the California Democrat said before an audible farting-type sound could be heard. The congressman soldiered on despite the brief distraction, which could have been a technical glitch.
Swalwell is a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He dropped out earlier this year after saying he did not see a pathway to winning the nomination.
Swalwell denied being the source of the flatulent sound, but such did not stop Donald Trump Jr. from claiming it was the "Most intelligible thing to come out of Swalwell in years. #fartgate"
UPDATE: MSNBC's Hardball revealed that the noise heard by viewers was really a mug scraping across the desk in their studio.
"Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists - it was the #hardball mug scraping across the desk. Get yours today and let’s get back to the news!" the show tweeted Monday night.
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