US congressman Billy Long broke into an auction chant on Wednesday to drown out a protester who was interrupting a House energy and commerce committee hearing on social media.

The protester, later identified as conservative activist Laura Loomer, stood and interrupted the hearing with complaints against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Long, a Republican from Missouri, pretended to auction off a phone, drowning out her arguments as she was escorted out of the room.

According to Long’s biography on the House of Representatives website, he has been an auctioneer for over 30 years and has been inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Hall of Fame.

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