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05/14/2014 08:57 am ET Updated May 14, 2014

Ear-Picking Congressman Explains Himself

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) quickly gained Internet fame when C-SPAN footage of him picking at his ear, inspecting his finger, then nibbling at his finger went viral on Tuesday.

Later that night, the representative took to Twitter to set the story straight: he claimed he wasn't eating whatever he found in his ear, but dealing with a pesky hangnail.

Garcia was surprised to see that he'd grown nearly as popular as Jay Z, who is trending after security footage showing Solange Knowles allegedly attacking the rapper surfaced.

At any rate, the congressman has surely learned a valuable lesson: C-SPAN is always watching.

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