A Republican member of Congress tweeted on Thursday that he was bumped from a cable news interview due to coverage a helium filled balloon that may have floated away carrying a young boy.
Cable news networks cut away from President Barack Obama's town hall meeting this afternoon to cover the balloon story. A 6-year-old boy in Colorado allegedly climbed into the balloon at his home, which then flew away. The balloon landed, but the boy was not found inside.
Rep. Phil Roe (R-Texas) tweeted that he was bumped due to the wall-to-wall coverage: