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U.S. Sen. Dan Coats attends wrong committee meeting, fueling media guffaws
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.

Friday April 4, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, Republican from Indiana, is generating a lot of attention after attending the wrong committee meeting, even asking a question to the wrong person.

First, here's what Coats' office had to say in a statement this morning:

"The senator had a busy day of dashing between votes, hearings and meetings with Hoosiers. Since his Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing was already underway, he tried to enter through a back entrance, but he accidentally took the wrong door. After reviewing his notes for 3-5 minutes, he was called on and the unfortunate moment occurred. Coats realized his mistake and immediately went to the correct room, where he questioned the appropriate witness."

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