California Congressman Mistaken for Jerry O'Connell at Comey Hearing

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Jerry O'Connell; Rep. Eric Swalwell

"Sorry you were mistaken for me at Comey hearing Jerry O'Connell," tweeted Rep. Eric Swalwell.

California Congressman Eric Swalwell confused some people watching the hearing where FBI director James Comey testified this week. Some people mistook Rep. Swalwell for actor Jerry O'Connell.

O'Connell tweeted out a clarification Monday, writing, "Hey guys, thanks for the tweets but I am not House Rep @ericswalwell #ComeyHearing."

Swalwell is a Democrat overseeing the CIA on the House Intelligence Committee.

"Sorry you were mistaken for me at #ComeyHearing, @MrJerryOC. I got more out of that than you did. #SorryNotSorry #HollywoodForUglyPeople," responded the congressman Wednesday morning. O'Connell retweeted Swalwell's words to his followers.

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