Argentinian lawmaker, Juan Carlos Ameri was caught kissing his girlfriend’s bare breasts during an online congressional debate, an embarrassing incident which has forced him to resign from his position.
A debate on pension fund investments was in progress when Ameri was busy kissing his partner’s breasts, a moment which was streamed live on the Argentine government’s YouTube channel and also on a giant screen set up for virtual debates during the pandemic.
Although he had claimed he thought he was offline due to his poor network.
Ameri resigned on Thursday after he was called to order by the president of the lower house, Sergio Massa.
“I have a terrible (internet) connection at home,” Ameri said in a radio interview later.
He explained that his girlfriend, who had recently undergone a breast augmentation surgery, entered the room when he thought that his camera was off and the meeting had ended.
“Let’s see how the implants look, I told her. Look, this one’s down more, this one’s down less, let’s look at the scars, and she was beside me and I kissed her tits, and that was all,” Ameri said.
The politician from President Alberto Fernández’s Peronist party had pleaded to be suspended from his seat but later agreed to tender his resignation.
“We cannot allow irresponsibility of this magnitude, so we will guarantee that all the rules are applied so that he is sanctioned in the appropriate way according to the seriousness of his acts,” a statement released by the government’s bloc in the lower house shortly before Ameri’s resignation reads.