During the House January 6 Committee hearings, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) took to Twitter to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for allegedly letting CNN set up their panel inside the Capitol to discuss the proceedings.
"In case you forgot the sham #January6thcommitteehearings are purely for TV ratings, Pelosi let the Communist News Network build a full TV set where Abraham Lincoln's desk once stood," Steube wrote.
There was just one problem: the CNN panel was not in the Capitol at all. It was just a studio backdrop — something used in every cable newsroom for dramatic effect.
Steube, apparently realizing he just didn't understand how TV sets work, went on to delete the tweet — but not before fact-checkers picked it up.
\u201cRep. Greg Steube removed his tweet calling CNN "The Communist News Network" who built "a full TV set where Abraham Lincoln's desk once stood" because was informed this what we the TV business refer to as a screen.\u201d— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1655400433
Steube, who represents the Sarasota area in Congress, has caused controversy before on multiple occasions.