From Fort Myers Florida, Rep. Curt Clawson spoke directly to two U.S. government officials during a congressional hearing explaining his familiarity with their country. The problem is they were Americans. Nisha Biswal, State Department assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs, and Arun Kumar, who holds multiple titles in the Department of Commerce, actually tried to save Clawson from his major gaffe.
“I made a mistake in speaking before being fully briefed and I apologize. I’m a quick study, but in this case I shot an air ball,” Clawson told USA Today. For more click here.