It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a super piece of eye candy!
While Thursday night’s prime-time Jan. 6 House select committee hearing was packed with eyebrow-raising revelations about what former President Donald Trump did for almost three hours on Jan. 6, 2021, when he “chose” not to act, a Clark Kent look-alike sitting behind witnesses Matthew Pottinger and Sarah Matthews got plenty of jaws dropping.
The brown-haired gent sporting a natty navy suit and chic glasses apparently distracted many viewers with his uncanny resemblance to Superman’s dorky alter ego, Clark Kent — a reporter with a certain specs-appeal. And as some viewers tried to zoom in on his badge to get his name, “Clark Kent” began trending on Twitter late Thursday night.
Even E!’s “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen wanted to get in on the action. “Who on earth is this?” he tweeted, while musing whether the man is dating anyone.
Journalist Yashar Ali teased that he knows who the mystery man is, but he’s not revealing his source amid rampant internet speculation. “The good looking man sitting behind Pottinger is not single,” he tweeted. “That’s all I will say and that’s all you need to know!”
Here are a few more jokes about “Clark Kent’s” cameo appearance at the hearing:
His secret identify was not known as of press time.
Otherwise, Thursday night’s broadcast was serious business. The bipartisan House committee documented how for some 187 minutes on Jan. 6, 2021, Trump refused to call off the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol.
Here are 10 key takeaways from the hearing, in case you missed it.