Haley Stevens’ mic turned off after passionate speech runs long

Loading the player...
Posted March 27, 2020 at 11:36am

Wearing pink disposable gloves, Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., yelled into the House chamber when her microphone was turned off Friday during debate on the coronavirus stimulus legislation.

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer had given the congresswomen one minute—the same as other members—for her remarks.

Rep. Anthony Brown was presiding over the chamber and attempted to recognize the next speaker when Stevens' microphone cut out on the House Recordings Studio feed.

This feed is the broadcast frequently aired by C-SPAN and other news networks.

Ultimately, Stevens' speech lasted two minutes and thirty-two seconds.