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 GarciaOvernight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war Biden pays tribute to McCain at emotional memorial service Mueller indictments: Congressional candidate asked Russian operatives for info on opponent 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: