PELOSI LOSES IT! Angrily Confronts GOP Rep. Tom Marino On House Floor During Immigration Debate, Gets Schooled In The Process…
Pelosi had a very public meltdown in the House after being confronted by an unfortunate fact by Congressman Marino: When she was Speaker, Democrats held super majorities in both the House and Senate along with the presidency and they did nothing about immigration (not that it’s a bad thing).
Via Fox News:
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.
Marino had this to say after: