Johnny Mercer MP has grabbed social media's attention after he posted a video of him zooming through Washington DC on an electric scooter.
The Plymouth MP is visiting the Capitol for meetings with congressmen and military personnel.
The video rode his way to thousands of views on Instagram:
Another said: 'Wow, just wow.'
The Tory MP even inspired one Instagram user to go and buy one.
The Conservative MP was travelling to a meeting with US politicians, where he gave a speech on how to meet the future challenges politics is facing on both sides of the Atlantic. A Republican congressman from Texas, Dan Crenshaw, and Seth Moulton, the Democratic representative for Massachusetts, were both in attendance:
Last night I spoke in DC where politics is changing fast. The rise of some brilliant new congressmen - @DanCrenshawTX @sethmoulton and others. I don’t buy the doom and gloom - here or at home; let’s meet the challenges and deliver for those who pay our wages. pic.twitter.com/j0N6qiLcfr— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) February 19, 2019
He Mercer visited Marine Base Quantico, the home of the United States Marine Corps, and met with personnel from the Wounded Warrior Regiment to learn about how they deliver best practice in the US military:
Fantastic to visit Marine Base Quantico - home of the USMC, and home to the seriously impressive Wounded Warrior Regiment. Clearly best practice should have permeated the UK by now, but it won’t without political leadership and change. Determined to get there; guys deserve it. pic.twitter.com/WMVooPK5MF— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) February 19, 2019
Mr. Mercer also observed the Vietnam War Memorial in the Capitol:
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I’m in Washington DC this week.. love getting up for an early morning run around the WH, Lincoln Memorial but especially this-the incredibly poignant Vietnam Memorial Wall. Chatted to some veterans who volunteer to guard it - they have a ceremony every spring to update the memorial as remains of those MIA are discovered.. 8 last year. Extraordinary stuff.
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