WATCH: Creature from the Black Lagoon Makes Surprise Appearance at Senate Hearing

The Creature from the Black Lagoon — more formally known at “Gill-man” — made a surprise appearance at the confirmation hearing of Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt Thursday morning.

During the opening statement made by Bernhardt, a genius and heroic attendee (who had cleverly positioned herself directly behind the nominee in clear camera shot), lowered her head briefly only to come up with a Gill-man mask on her head. She sat there wearing the full mask for the length of this CSPAN clip embedded above  What happens next? This will remain a mystery for those unwilling to search on Google.

Others noticed this wonderfully bizarre moment and shared photos via Twitter:

What was the motivation behind this lovely piece of performance art?  San Francisco Chronicle’s Washington Correspondent Tal Kopan reveals via Twitter.

Politics aside, the editors at Mediaite are sorely hoping that this bit of trivial absurdity is the transcendent moment that can heal our bitterly divided nation.

Watch above via CSPAN.

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