Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Overnight Defense: Pentagon IG to audit use of COVID-19 funds on contractors | Dems optimistic on blocking Trump's Germany withdrawal | Obama slams Trump on foreign policy House panel urges intelligence community to step up science and technology efforts MORE (D-Conn.) says he has a perfectly good explanation for why he made a series of pained faces during a speech given by Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyBitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Democrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Democrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle MORE (D-Conn.): allergies.

On Monday, Murphy tweeted a photo of himself delivering remarks to a crowd in the Constitution State as Himes looked on. Himes appears to be grimacing in the snapshot:



And that’s not all:

But Himes replied that his facial expression had nothing to do with Murphy’s message:

Someone get the congressman some Zyrtec, stat.