Yet another member of Congress has been tripped up by an open microphone, suggesting on the House floor where a colleague who disagreed with him should “stick” his viewpoint.
After responding to a fellow Missouri lawmaker’s comments on a defense bill, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat, turned to an aide and muttered the phrase while his microphone was still on…
“I was just shocked,” said Michele Del Favero, who was watching the debate on C-SPAN. She called Mr. Skelton’s office to ask why he’d appeared to be so rude, but said that when the person who answered the phone found out she was from Kansas, not Missouri, he was dismissive.
“He said, ‘OK. I’ll pass it on, thank you,’ ” she said.