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A British lawmaker is taking the heat for bringing a different type of excitement into a committee hearing in the House of Commons.

Neil Parish, a member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, told the BBC on Saturday that he is resigning after admitting he watched porn on his phone — twice — in Parliament.

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In an emotional interview to explain his decision, Parish came clean about allegations made against him earlier this week, when two female colleagues said they had seen him looking at NSFW videos, while he was sitting next to them.

The 65-year-old politician, who was suspended by his party on Friday and was facing an investigation by the Parliament’s standards commissioner, on Saturday apologized for what he called a “moment of madness.”

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Parish, who served as an MP since 2010, admitted to looking at pornographic content twice, telling the BBC that the first time was by accident, but the second incident was deliberate.

“The situation was that funnily enough, it was tractors I was looking at,” he said. “I did get into another website that had a very similar name and I watched it for a bit, which I shouldn’t have done. But my crime — my biggest crime — is that on another occasion I went in a second time.”

That second time, which happened in the House of Commons while he was sitting waiting to vote, was intentional.

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“I was wrong, I was stupid, I lost sense of mind,” said a visibly emotional Parish, who appears to be fighting tears at times during the interview.

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“In the end, I could see that the furor and the damage I was causing my family and my constituency association, it just wasn’t worth carrying on,” he said of his decision to resign.

Speaking candidly about the situation, the MP said that what he did was “totally wrong” and he wanted to “put on record” that he was “not proud” of doing it.

He was also firm to state that he never wanted anybody around him to see it.

“The one thing I wasn’t doing, and which I will take to my grave as being true is, I was not actually making sure people could see it in fact I was trying to do quite the opposite,” he said.

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“I am not going to defend what I did. What I did was absolutely, totally wrong,” he said.

“I think I must have taken complete leave of my senses,” added Parish who’s married, has two children and two grandchildren.

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