The award for most awkward moment during the State of the Union address doesn’t go to President Joe Biden, but Senator Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who almost had an extremely embarrassing bout of premature celebration.
Instead, it was just a regular bout of embarrassing premature celebration, when he hesitantly stood, appearing to realize about halfway through that this was not a “standing ovation moment.” He stood and had his hands poised to clap before noticing that he was on his own – and that Biden was still talking. Smiling like a kid whose parents just bought a candy store, he turns his head toward his colleague, gives a nod, and re-takes his seat. Moments later the chamber receives its cue and everyone stands and claps.
It was nothing if not cringeworthy.
Perhaps the greatest thing ever… pic.twitter.com/kDyIP0ikYW
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 2, 2022
One commenter called back to a Saturday Night Live bit that this situation reminded them of:
Remember Michael J. Fox mocking Dan Quayle for not knowing when to clap? This was real life. https://t.co/0dsfHRiUP4
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) March 2, 2022
Twitter response was swift:
How? How can this thing be elected in NY over and over and over again?
— Mr. Blonde of Healthcare (@MrBlondeHC) March 2, 2022
So he missed a step on the list, it’s okay as that camerman won’t be filming anything ever again.
Sadly someone should have infromed him how to do his job, but he will be given a long vacation to gather his thoughts. In a safe & sucluded place as they “take care” of their own.
— Shawn R. Bell (@ShawnRBell2) March 2, 2022
Better than this? pic.twitter.com/gTDSWeVD0c
— Jeff Parsons (@JeffParsons82) March 2, 2022
When it’s all staged and you missed rehearsal..
— Luana (@luanacmorse) March 2, 2022
Soooo cringe. We need term limits lol
— Stefan🇺🇸 (@StefanLong18) March 2, 2022
He didn’t get the script
— Rawpimple (@Rawpimple) March 2, 2022
When you’re given the answers before the exam.
— A (@aeb3059) March 2, 2022
Where is grandpa munsters mask?
— mike mcginnis (@mbm70) March 2, 2022
— Don H (@ComfortablyDon) March 2, 2022
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