Senator’s ‘Frozen’ ringtone brings congressional hearing to a halt

Even Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kans.) has a soft spot for Princess Elsa: In a totally surreal moment, the 78-year-old senator’s Frozen ringtone went off during this morning’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S. Tariff Policy.

The strains of smash hit song “Let It Go” interrupted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the middle of his testimony, causing Roberts to complain, “Aw, come on,” as he silenced his phone. “Just let it go mister,” he added. “Sorry about that.”

Ringtones never bothered us anyway.

Remix by Jason Reed

Photo via U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'