LDS Senator's cell phone interrupts National Prayer Breakfast, laughter ensues (with video!)

by | Feb. 05, 2010

Mormons We Know

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days. But folks from both sides of the aisle were able to share a few laughs at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch from Utah stood up to lead the assembled leaders in a prayer. To his side sat the big guy, President Barack Obama. This was no time to mess up. Unfortunately, Sen. Hatch forgot to turn off his cell phone. Just as he stood at the podium, his phone's alarm began to ring. D'oh!

Sen. Hatch, a good sport, laughed sheepishly and said, "Whoops, oh dear." He then did his best to shut up the noisy gadget. As onlookers chuckled to themselves (hey, we've all been there), Sen. Hatch said, "I never learned how to turn that alarm off. I apologize. Let us pray." Cue more laughter.

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