An Argentine lawmaker was suspended after kissing his partner’s breast during a parliamentary session being held via video conference
The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
As another MP was making his speech on a giant video screen installed in parliament, which also showed other participants in their homes, Juan Emilio Ameri could be seen fondling and kissing the breasts of a woman sitting next to him, reports say.
The 47-year-old lawmaker from the northeastern province of Salta then pulled one of the woman’s breasts out of her T-shirt and started kissing it.
The parliamentary session was initially interrupted, and then suspended, by the speaker Sergio Massa.
“The whole time we have been teleworking these past months we have had several incidents where deputies fell asleep or another hid, but today we had a situation that really overstepped the boundaries of this house,” said Massa.
Confused, Ameri, tried to apologize, saying that he did not think he was connected to the Internet at that particular moment.
“Here in the centre of the country the connection is very poor. My partner came out of the bathroom, and I asked her how her implants were doing and I kissed them, because she had surgery 10 days ago to have them put in,” he said.