Rep Tom Marino rightly pointed out that Democrats held veto-proof majorities in the House, the Senate and held the White House in 2009 and 2010; they did nothing about immigration issues. Yet now they want to use the lack of immigration reform as a political tool. Pelosi went batsh!t crazy on the House floor…..
WASHINGTON DC – A heated debate over the southern border crisis late Friday led to a rancorous confrontation on the floor of the House between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa.
The dustup began when Marino accused Democrats of neglecting the immigration issue during their control of the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010, saying that the party is now exploiting the issue for political gains.
“Under the leadership of their former leader, when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed,” Marino said. “They didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it.”
Soon after he made the remarks, Pelosi, in full view of House cameras, walked across the chamber to the GOP side of the aisle — a rarity in the House — to challenge Marino.
It was not clear what Pelosi said, but Marino responded immediately.
“It’s true, madam leader, I did the research on it,” Marino said. “You might want to try it. You might want to try it, madam leader. Do the research on it. Do the research. I did it. That’s one thing that you don’t do.”
Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Kay Granger, R-Texas, seated behind Marino, looked stunned at Pelosi’s actions. The presiding officer, Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., told Marino to direct his comments through the chair and not at a fellow member.
“Well, it works both ways,” says Marino.
After things seemed to calm down, Marino said, “apparently I hit the right nerve.”
Pelosi then walked briskly across the chamber, making a beeline for Marino and shaking her finger at the congressman.
Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., could be heard saying off-camera, “what is she doing?”
After he was done speaking, Pelosi then pursued Marino through the chamber, and House chamber security were seen walking through the chamber. (read more)
WeaselZippers has the follow-up tweets from Marino – HERE