The congressman caught on camera picking at his ear and then nibbling at the finger that just went inside his hearing canal is responding to the gross-out video, saying a hangnail is to blame.

On Tuesday, Rep. Joe GarciaJose (Joe) Antonio GarciaHispanic Caucus to invite Republicans to join Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests Florida Dems hosting fundraiser for GOP lawmaker MORE (D-Fla.) wrote on Twitter:

C-SPAN cameras were rolling last week when Garcia was caught in the earwax act at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. After the video went viral, Garcia repeatedly tweeted about the gag-inducing clip.

The lawmaker noted that all the eyeballs fixated on his ear snafu, writing to his 1,600 followers: