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Auctioneer Congressman Shuts Down House Hearing Protester

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

A protester interrupted a hearing on social media censorship in the House of Representatives Wednesday by standing up and shouting about Twitter and President Trump.

The woman shouted over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was testifying about censoring conservatives and other political voices on the platform, as well as congressmen and others testifying, while she filmed herself. The chairman of the committee, Rep. Greg Walden, called for police to remove the protester. But one member of congress had another idea.

Missouri Congressman Billy Long, who also happens to be a former auctioneer, began spitting fire, giving a fast-talking auction and pointing at the audience. When the protester was finally removed and Long finished his expertly delivered auction, the audience erupted in applause.

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