Rep. Gohmert talks, Rep. Holding sleeps

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Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) was caught napping Thursday night as Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) spoke on the House floor, and while Holding was presiding over the session.

Gohmert started speaking about the need to repeal ObamaCare, when the main shot in the House panned unexpectedly to Holding.

Holding's eyes were closed, and his head was propped up against one of his hands as he rested. Holding quickly perked up, and then the camera shot returned to Gohmert.


The strange camera pan happened about 40 minutes into Gohmert's speech. Gohmert is known for using the end of the day in the House to take the floor and deliver a "special order" speech, sometimes more than once a week.

The event was shown live on C-SPAN, although C-SPAN does not control the cameras in the House, and only broadcasts happenings on the House floor as they are directed from within the House.