Politicians normally use their time on the House floor to drone on about debt limits, but California Rep. Adam Schiff used his time Friday to settle a personal debt.
The Hollywood Democrat made good on his bet with Congressman Steve Israel (D-Brooklyn), singing “Meet the Mets” as payment for the wager the two put on the NLDS between the Mets and Dodgers, which New York won in five games.
Rep. Adam Schiff settles his bet with Brooklyn Congressman Steve Israel by singing ‘Meet the Mets’ on the House floor.
Schiff, who had Mets logos taped to his tie, halfheartedly made his way through the tune, before appealing to the speaker to excuse him from his commitment.
“I don’t want to give the impression that I’m not happy for the Mets. I am, really,” he said. “I say thank God the Mets are going to the World Series and not the New York Yankees.”
The zinger doesn’t make a whole lot of sense since the series between the Dodgers and Mets had nothing to do with the Yankees but, hey, Schiff grew up around Boston and is probably a Red Sox fan at heart.