It is safe to assume a man is a fool before a man opens his mouth, after he opens it, it is seldom necessary
From Foreign Policy:
In an intensely awkward congressional hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, freshman Rep. Curt Clawson misidentified two senior U.S. government officials as representatives of the Indian government.How dare you call the Tea Party ignorant, racist, embarrassing and buffoonish?!
It's extremely uncommon for foreign officials to testify before Congress under oath. Even so, it's unclear if at any point Clawson realized his mistake, despite the existence of a witness list distributed to the various members detailing Biswal and Kumar's positions. Clawson's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
During the hearing, he repeatedly touted his deep knowledge of the Indian subcontinent and his favorite Bollywood movies. None of his fellow colleagues publicly called him out on the oversight -- perhaps going easy on him because he's the new guy.