Illinois 40th district state representative, Jaime Andrade, was caught in a rather bizarre and unprecedented situation while doing a live interview.
In an interview with a CBS 2 reporter, Andrade was discussing a rather gross, but perhaps important issue that has been plaguing commuters in Chicago’s Irving Park CTA stop, aka the “pigeon poop station.”
While he was talking to the reporter in perhaps not the most favourable tone bout the plight of commuters who must cross the pigeon-infiltrated station on a daily basis and dodge an insane amount of pigeon excreta, it seemed as if the pigeons could comprehend what he was saying, and a particular pigeon took one for the team. It’s target? The politician’s head.
After some initial awkwardness when was trying to figure out if the irony had indeed happened, “Oh, did I just get..? No, I didn’t. I did, didn’t I?,” Andrade, took it humorously and said, “That’s what happens to my constituents. They get sh** on all the time.”
Not to be crass but #IL lawmaker talking to me about feces, feathers & filth fell victim to culprit during our #MorningInsiders interview. Ew! @cbschicago caught it all on camera. At 6AM, hear more about Rep's years-long quest to fix bird issue at @cta #irvingpark stop pic.twitter.com/CntCAEGH19
— LAUREN VICTORY (@LaurenVictory) September 16, 2019
Social media were amused with the incident.
Below are a few reactions.
I wish that pigeon would get a congressional gold medal for this.
— Ed Gibbs (@EdGibbs14) September 16, 2019
Funny, I don’t think I’ve ever seen pigeons in a tree.🤔
— WooHooBaby! (@WooHooBaby) September 17, 2019
Give the homeless Coleman stoves and recipes for pigeon pie. 2 birds with one stone.
— patg (@patg00) September 16, 2019
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