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‘I Thought I Saw You on a Tricycle’: The House Obamacare Hearing Just Got Weird

Wednesday’s House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on Obamacare got a little bizarre when Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) asked a series of odd questions to Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.

Hall’s allotted time started out a bit clunky after Sebelius failed to hear his question (he is a bit old, after all).

At 90, Hall is the oldest serving member of Congress and the oldest person to ever serve in the House. After asking her about her projected costs in fixing the Obamacare website, he joked that he will “try to be here in 2014 to be sure your testimony’s correct, okay?”

She paused, not comprehending that he was referring to his old age.

“I was just joking with you,” Hall said to laughter in the gallery. But then things got really weird.

“And were you born in Meade, Kansas?” the congressman asked.

“I was not,” she replied. “I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. I married a Kansan and went to Kansas.”

“I was in third-grade there and thought I saw you on a tricycle there one day,” he said. The crowd laughed.

Watch below, via Fox:

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