A Canadian lawmaker William Amos was caught unawares on camera urinating in a cup while attending the House of Commons proceeding virtually.
This was the second time William Amos was caught involving in a mistake. Last month he appeared naked on a video call with colleagues.
However, the MP apologized and said he would temporarily step away from some duties while representing his constituency. In a statement by the MP, he admitted that he is embarrassed by his action.
“Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings virtually, in a non-public setting, I urinated without realizing I was on camera. I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the distress they may have caused anybody who witnessed them,” he stated.
“While accidental and not visible to the public, this was completely unacceptable, and I apologize unreservedly. I will be stepping aside temporarily from my role as Parliamentary Secretary and from my committee duties so that I can seek assistance,” he added.
William admitted that he is grateful to be the voice of his constituents in Parliament. He finished by appreciating the support of his staff and the love of his family.
“I will continue to represent my constituents and I’m grateful to be their voice in Parliament. I am deeply appreciative for the support of my staff and the love of my family,” he stated.
MP Sebastien Lemire, admitted and apologized for taking the photograph. He however said that he had no idea how the photo made it to the media.
House Speaker Anthony Rota, who later described the incident as “deplorable” reminded members of the rules which forbid them to take images or videos of proceedings.
The MP represents Pontiac in Quebec and is a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party. Amos is a former environmental lawyer and has been MP since 2015.