Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, a retired US Army bomb technician and Purple Heart recipient, gave his colleagues the silent treatment to make a point in favor of the US killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Mast, a bomb disposal specialist, was injured by an improvised explosive device in 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His injuries required both of his legs to be amputated.
"If you walk about this hallway ... you're going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members from the war on terror," Mast said. "And I would ask, can any of you provide me with one name on that wall that doesn't justify killing Soleimani?"
"I got two minutes and 30 seconds. I'll be more than happy to sit here and wait," Mast added, before the silence. "Somebody provide me with a name on that wall that does not justify his killing."