Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., broke into song on the House floor Friday, but not by choice.
The California Democrat lost a bet with fellow Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York, when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the New York Mets last week in the National League playoffs.
Lawmakers making wagers on sports teams is nothing new: Bets often include donning another team's colors or exchanging local delicacies, or maybe even some physical exertion . But Schiff's loss is now recorded for the rest of history — at least in the congressional record.
Schiff took to the House floor donning what appeared to be a tie with the Mets logo taped on it. "I will have no interest in extending my remarks," he said, explaining that he lost a bet to Israel.
"Now Steve, this song is for you," Schiff said before begrudgingly embarking on his own rendition of "Meet the Mets."
"Mr. Speaker, please tell me my time has expired," Schiff said after his song. "I don't want to give the impression that I'm not happy for the Mets. I am really. I say thank God the Mets are going to the World Series, and not the Yankees."
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