Liberal MP William Amos apologizes once more after being caught urinating by a second Commons camera mishap.
‘Last night, while virtually attending House of Commons proceedings in a non-public location, I urinated unaware that I was being recorded,’ Amos wrote on Twitter.
Liberal MP William Amos has sought assistance after being caught on camera urinating during House of Commons proceedings, less than two months after appearing completely naked during question period on a similar feed.
“Last night, while virtually attending House of Commons proceedings in a non-public setting, I urinated unaware that I was being recorded. I am mortified by my actions and the distress they may have caused anyone who witnessed them,” Amos wrote late Thursday night on social media.
“While this was an unintentional occurrence that was not visible to the public, it was completely unacceptable, and I apologize unequivocally.”
Additionally, Amos stated that he would be “temporarily” resigning from his position as Parliamentary Secretary to Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and his Veterans Affairs committee seat.
Meanwhile, he stated that he would “seek assistance,” though his statement made no mention of what he would seek assistance for. Thursday evening, an email sent to his office went unanswered.
This is Amos’s second improper appearance on House of Commons cameras, following his appearance completely naked on the same internal parliamentary camera feed during question period last month.
A photograph of the moment, in which Amos’ privates appear to be obscured by a well-placed cellphone, was then widely circulated by media outlets worldwide (including in the National Post). Amos apologized, explaining that he had just returned from a jog and was changing in his office, where he was certain his laptop’s webcam was turned off.
Sébastien Lemire, of the Bloc Québécois, has since admitted to photographing the internal video feed (which is visible only to other MPs attending the virtual proceedings) and apologized. However, Liberal Whip Mark Holland has since pushed for a further investigation into how the photograph made its way from Lemire to the media.