|The GOP Sees the World Through Google Glass|
|Alisa Wiersema||May 15, 2013, 2:17 PM|
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This week's Republican House meeting was a little more exciting than weeks past, and it wasn't just because of what was on the agenda.
At the request of the GOP, Google representatives held Google Glass demonstrations at the beginning and the end of the meeting, allowing Congressional members to try on the sought-after technology. A Google spokesperson told ABC News that the company offered the same demonstration sessions to Democrats, but have yet to schedule any official group presentations.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was among those who tried on a pair of the new glasses. In an email, a representative for Bachmann told ABC News that the congresswoman enjoyed trying on Google Glass because she "likes being ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative technology" and believes "it is a testament to just how much the industry has evolved."
Bachmann's first query when trying on the glasses? The Drudge Report.
Earlier this year, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won a Twitter contest to be one of the first to try out the technology as a Google Glass explorer. His winning Tweet mentioned plans of zoo and museum visits.
- Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 21, 2013
ABC News has been unable to confirm whether Gingrich has received his pair of Google Glass, but a Google representative confirmed that contest winners were notified of how they could claim their prizes over the span of the past few weeks.
ABC News's Arlette Saenz and Jeff Zeleny contributed to this report.