He’s holding WHAT? Moment Florida state rep is humiliated after raunchy fake names are slipped into legislature roll call – as stunned officials hide their laughter
- Florida official Will Robinson fell victim to a hilarious prank while chairing a committee hearing in the state legislature
- Pranksters slipped raunchy fake names into the public testimony roll call before it was announced by the Republican state representative
- Robinson’s colleagues appeared to stifle their laughter after he was caught out by the antics
A Florida state representative appeared to be hilariously trolled during a committee hearing as pranksters slipped raunchy fake names into his roll call.
Republican official Will Robinson fell victim to the stunt at a hearing for the Florida House’s Civil Justice Committee on Monday, which was debating a bill submitted by fellow GOP state Rep. Tiffany Esposito on residential tenancies.
Robinson, who is chairman of the committee, moved the hearing to public testimony and began reading the names of those who had come out against or in support of Esposito’s bill.
After several minutes of regular service, Robinson inadvertently said: ‘Anita D***’, before quickly looking around the room in stunned silence.
The mortified GOP official then moved on to the next name, whilst a female colleague covered her mouth to hide her laughter. ‘Hoden Hisc***’ he followed with, quickly catching on to the antics that had slipped their way into the proceedings.
Florida state Rep. Will Robinson, pictured, fell victim to a prank as he chaired a hearing for the legislature’s Civil Justice Committee on Monday
While the next name on the list was thankfully not an innuendo, it still took the politician by surprise.
‘Jimmy? Only Jimmy?’ he said, questioning whether he had been caught out by the hoax for a third time.
The Republican appeared relieved when he saw the man in question rise to his feet, after Robinson continued that the individual ‘wishes to speak and is a proponent’.
Footage of the antics quickly spread through social media, with many expressing sympathies for the unwitting representative.
‘This guy didn’t deserve this masterclass trolling but sometimes we just gotta sit back and have a good laugh,’ said journalist Brendon Leslie.
Another said: ‘It’s going to take a minute to get over this one.’
Despite appearing humiliated after accidentally reading the fake names, Robinson saw the funny side as he took to Twitter to laugh at the hijinks.
‘Committee does meet again next week! Anita and Holden, please stop by!’, he said.
Robinson has represented Florida House District 71 since 2018, winning re-election in both 2020 and 2022.
The former real estate attorney has served on numerous subcommittees during his time in the legislature.
The Republican official appeared mortified after being tricked into reading several raunchy names, but he later saw the funny side and joked about the interaction on Twitter
The practical joke occurred as the state legislature was debating a bill submitted by fellow GOP state Rep. Tiffany Esposito, pictured, on residential tenancies