Democrat House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) was laughed at on Friday after he contradicted himself in the span of less than a minute and then was blown out in a vote on the House floor.
Trying to avoid a government shutdown, Hoyer stated, "I believe we should stay here and do our work."
"What is your motion?" asked the Madam Speaker.
Hoyer replied, "I motion to adjourn."
A vote was then cast for the motion to adjourn which was met with an overwhelming 'nay' vote. Unsatisfied, Hoyer then demanded a recorded vote and was blown out 418-1.