The first day of public impeachment hearings got started with a bang on Wednesday.
Or perhaps a large gulp.
George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs who gave testimony alongside top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor, made a point of staying very hydrated during the long proceedings.
And the 48-ounce Nalgene bottle he chugged throughout the hearing made quite the stir on the internet.
Naturally, Fox News couldn't believe what they were seeing.
"He drank a lot of water, Laura," a concerned Raymond Arroyo told host Laura Ingraham.
He added, incredulously:
"I mean, fish are not this hydrated!"
As they played footage of Kent drinking from his water bottle, Ingraham quipped:
"What is this? Is he on the treadmill? What is this with the water bottle?? Do you guys see that?!"
Arroyo then exclaimed that the Nalgene bottle looked like a "medical-sized water tower."
They are literally attacking one of the impeachment witnesses for.......drinking water https://t.co/vVSrCcVNcS— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1573703908.0
It was painfully on brand for the conservative news network.
@ndrew_lawrence Well, tbf, they have to find SOMETHING wrong.— AussieYank 🇦🇺 (@AussieYank 🇦🇺)1573704139.0
@brownhk @ndrew_lawrence Surprised they didn't focus on his bow tie being slightly askew. Clear sign of not being trustworthy.— Brian McGaughan (@Brian McGaughan)1573742748.0
@ndrew_lawrence Glad they focused on the important issues. Apparently, along with climate change hydration is also… https://t.co/b1Ig0dMSxA— JJ Dancing Shoes 🇺🇸☮✊🕊🗽❄🌊 (@JJ Dancing Shoes 🇺🇸☮✊🕊🗽❄🌊)1573720335.0
@ndrew_lawrence Omg. Wtaf— #RIPGOP ™ ✘✘ (@#RIPGOP ™ ✘✘)1573708689.0
@ndrew_lawrence @gtconway3d I would be a terrible FOX viewer, I didn't even notice him drinking, as I was too busy… https://t.co/rC2bYo4WCD— Cee (@Cee)1573736199.0
Of course, it led to people sharing GIFs of other notable moments when Republicans drank water.
@ndrew_lawrence https://t.co/j1HRXpitqi— James Toupin (@James Toupin)1573726617.0
@ndrew_lawrence https://t.co/U4eCdWxgrk— Bull Moose Society🇺🇸 (@Bull Moose Society🇺🇸)1573704362.0
@ndrew_lawrence https://t.co/PTQNoY0Jsv— Spoderman (@Spoderman)1573703954.0
Including a photo of Arroyo himself.
Meanwhile, the rest of the internet was stanning Kent for his big water energy.
Drinking out of giant blue nalgene during congressional testimony seems like a big mood.— Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis (@Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis)1573673950.0
George Kent *stays* hydrated https://t.co/8HhDvO73cy— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1573675472.0
trust the person who brings along their @nalgene bottle https://t.co/bPsaMkMDc6— J. Longo (@J. Longo)1573669866.0
uh. that nalgene water bottle tho.— Liz Hannah (@Liz Hannah)1573674984.0
And Nalgene wasn't about to let that free publicity go to waste.
#NalgeneSilo Shop: https://t.co/WjuTL0YOcc https://t.co/wlfgTCjyor— Nalgene (@Nalgene)1573667101.0
@nalgene Well played. https://t.co/50bBwGyGuq— Close the Camps (@Close the Camps)1573689043.0
Nalgene crushing product placement in the #ImpeachmentHearings https://t.co/82GDoSTTTQ— ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴄᴄᴏʀᴍᴀᴄᴋ (@ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴄᴄᴏʀᴍᴀᴄᴋ)1573665433.0
Now there's only one thing left to do.
Get your own pair of 32oz. Nalgene water bottles here, with a small mouth for easier drinking without spills.