Related: Rep. Madison Cawthorn and wife to divorce after eight months of marriageCawthorn’s actions could not be seen by members of the public watching the meeting.

Only the person talking was shown on screen at any one time. However, at least two of the other people taking part in the session could see what Cawthorn was doing.One of them, a 9/11 first responder called John Feal, told the Daily Beast, “It was immature.

He’s a child. He lacks common sense. I think the congressman was overcompensating for something that he lacks and feeling inadequate among the heroes on that call.”Lindsay Church, a queer, non-binary veteran, took screenshots of Cawthorn cleaning his gun and posted them to Twitter.Imagine you showed up for a Zoom meeting and a colleague decided that was when he needed to clean his gun.