Sally Yates Testimony: Twitter Complains About Distracting Photographer

During former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates‘ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Twitter users following along were surprised by a photographer pointing a camera right at the audience. The photographer sneaked in between Yates and James Clapper, trying to get pictures of the Senators grilling them.

Yates is testifying about serious matters, like Michael Flynn and Russia’s role in influencing the 2016 presidential election. But the photographer’s appearance during the earlier portion of the testimony distracted plenty of people on Twitter.

Quite a few Twitter users thought that the photographer would be great for a future Saturday Night Live skit about the hearing.

Another person was annoyed that this photographer was “interrupting history.”

This Twitter user thought the photographer reminded her of a Portlandia character.

Some wanted CNN to get the photographer off television as soon as possible.

One person directly complained to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, as if she could somehow stop the photographer.

For the most part though, many just thought the photographer was downright annoying.

This woman posted a photo of the photographer – very “meta” – to complain about how distracting the person was.

Others couldn’t understand why the photographer needed to take so many photos.

One person was made uncomfortable by the photographer.

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