During Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee's hearings on Twitter censorship, the lights inside the committee chambers suddenly went out, prompting a clever quip from U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).

As Palmer was in the middle of his line of questioning, the room went dark as if someone had turned off the lights. After a few moments, Palmer said, “Sounds like the Green New Deal to me."

His quick-witted comment was met with laughter by his fellow congressmen who were gathered to discuss Twitter’s banning of conservative voices while allowing bad actors, like Iran’s ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to continue to post.

Palmer later made another clever comment connecting Khamenei to the unexpected light failure.

“Guess [Ali Khamenei] really wants to keep his Twitter account,” he tweeted.

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