Who says members of the Senate aren't quick or don't have a sense of humor? However, maybe someone should set a rule about "turning off cell phones before hearings." OOOPS Although 78-year-old Senator Roberts' ringtone selection and reaction to it did make for great comic relief during the Senate Finance Committee hearings.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who was answering the committee's questions on biotechnology, was interrupted by Idina Menzel, who filled the hearing room with the refrain from "Let It Go," an emotional anthem in which the singer denies her role in contributing to climate change.
“Aw, come on,” Roberts said, reaching down to his pocket as everyone laughed or tried to hide grins. Read more NYMag
I'm sure that many cell phones will be turned off, from this point on, thanks to Senator Roberts, but I'm pretty sure the interruption was seen as a welcome relief to a monotonous hearing. Sure, this was a kid's cartoon, but it did have some great music in it, and a lot of adults ran with this catchy song:
So, why shouldn't a Senator have fun with it too? We only live once folks, enjoy the great things in life and whatever's weighing you down at the moment, "let it go."