A Canadian MP on Friday, May 28 apologised after he was caught on camera urinating during a virtual parliamentary proceedings.
William Amos said that on Wednesday, May 26, while attending House of Commons proceedings, he urinated without realising he was on camera.
“I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the distress they may have caused anybody who witnessed them,” Amos says adding, “While accidental and not visible to the public, this was unacceptable, and I apologise unreservedly.”
Consequently, the lawmaker says he will be stepping aside temporarily from his role as Parliamentary Secretary as well as committee duties “so that I can seek assistance.”
According to The Guardian, Amos, a Quebec-based lawmaker, was talking on the phone at his desk when he decided to urinate in a coffee cup rather than pause or end his call.
Canada’s official opposition Conservatives say Amos’s behavior is unacceptable, questioning whether the incident was an accident.
“This is a pattern of behavior from Mr Amos and it’s now clear that Trudeau’s Liberals failed in their duty to ensure a safe work environment following the first incident,” said a Conservative MP Karen Vecchio in a statement.
Another nudity incident on camera
On April 14, Amos was also at the centre of media attention when a screenshot was leaked to the media showing him completely naked during a parliamentary video call.
Amos gave the excuse that he was changing into appropriate clothes after a jog, and he was not aware the camera was on.