"The chair recognizes the gentleman from American Samolia," Bentivolio began, citing a place that's not quite American Samoa, not quite Somalia and no where on a map.
Bentivolio then reached for Faleomavaega's name. "Mr. Fing…" he began, before asking House staff for advice. What came out sounded a lot like "Mr. Faloomabinga."
Faleomavaega might have spent his five minutes correcting Bentivolio, but only said at the start, "Thank you Mr. Speaker. It's American Samoa."
Bentivolio is a freshman lawmaker who owns several reindeer and plays Santa Claus around the holiday season.