A Rooster Calls Into C-SPAN

October 20, 2016

A Missouri woman's call into C-SPAN's Washington Journal was frequently interrupted by a rooster on Thursday morning.

"Jamie, I'm sorry, this is very–you're making serious points about a serious topic–the rooster in the background?" Washington Journal host Greta Brawner asked.

Before the first rooster-related interruption, Brawner asked the caller, Jamie, if she thought Donald Trump won the final presidential debate the previous night

"There's so many topics that I'd like to talk about, but I'll try to make it very quick," Jamie said. "You were just talking about the second amendment, well–"

The rooster cut her off.

Brawner smiled and looked down as Jamie continued.

She discussed gun control laws in inner cities, saying that she thinks they are no longer working.

"What's the sense in it if it doesn't work?" she asked. "And I, like Gabrielle Giffords, nobody likes that stuff. I have a toddler too–"

The rooster cut in, for the second time.

Brawner tilted her head.

"Jamie, is that a rooster?" Brawner finally asked.

Jamie ignored the question.

"I live out here, by the forest," she said. "We hunt. My toddler is fine, it should be left up to me how to keep my toddler safe with my gun."

Jamie said this is a reason she likes Trump.

She then pivoted to discuss how President Obama intervened in Libya in 2011 and "didn't even ask us."

This prompted another reaction from the rooster.

"Didn't get it ok with our country–" she continued.

Brawner then asked Jamie if she has always been a Republican.

"Yes," she said. "Yes, always."

"And, here's the thing about the no fly, no gun–" she said, until the rooster interrupted.

Jamie laughed while Brawner smiled.

Jamie persevered to finish, despite multiple interruptions from her rooster.

She managed to get in another sentence before the rooster returned.

"Well see, all these gun laws they're going to start try to keep pushing, even though they do not work, she's wanting–well this is what I think they want–"

This time the rooster made a quieter interruption.

Jamie didn't let this deter her as she described what aggravates her most about gun control legislation.

"She's going to turn it into–"

The rooster barged in to let out it's loudest noise yet.

Brawner started laughing.

Jamie tried to continue a discussion on terrorism, when the rooster let out another noisy interjection.

This was when Brawner couldn't take the conversation seriously anymore and asked, again, if that was in fact a rooster in the background of the call.

"Is that what that–is that what we're hearing?" she asked.

"Yes, it's a rooster," Jamie said as she laughed. "I'm sorry."

Brawner said that it was fine.

"I think it really wants your household to–to wake up," she said as she ended the call.

Despite multiple interruptions, it's still unclear who the rooster is voting for.

Published under: Donald Trump , Missouri