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Watch Sen. Pat Roberts’ ‘Let It Go’ Ringtone Interrupt a Committee Hearing

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Marina Koren
April 16, 2015, 8:36 a.m.

What does Pat Roberts have in com­mon with nearly every nine-year-old girl in Amer­ica?

They all love “Let It Go,” the sig­na­ture song of the 2013 an­im­ated film “Frozen” that’s now prob­ably stuck in your head. Dur­ing a Sen­ate Fin­ance Com­mit­tee hear­ing on U.S. trade policy Thursday af­ter­noon, as Roberts was ques­tion­ing Sec­ret­ary of Ag­ri­cul­ture Tom Vil­sack, the 78-year-old sen­at­or’s phone went off.

“Aw, come on,” said the Re­pub­lic­an from Kan­sas, as the un­mis­tak­able Dis­ney melody rang out, draw­ing laughter from mem­bers and at­tendees in an oth­er­wise si­lent room. Roberts pulled out his phone to si­lence it, then joked, “Just let it go.”

Watch it here:

Roberts spokes­wo­man Sarah Little told Na­tion­al Journ­al that the sen­at­or picked “Let It Go” as a ring­tone be­cause his grand­chil­dren love it. He also uses Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line.” “He changes de­pend­ing on the day,” Little said.

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