Pelosi Breaks Decorum, Chases Republican Around House Chamber

After Congressman Tom Marino (R, PA) made the assertion that the Democrats did nothing about the immigration mess when they controlled both houses of Congress, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke House decorum by running after the Pennsylvanian to berate him for his address.

Marino appeared on the floor on Friday, August 1, to voice his support for the passage of the Republican effort to deal with this immigration crisis and noted that Democrats are full of complaining, but are culpable, at least in part, for the situation getting as bad as it has gotten.

“We don’t have law and order,” Marino said of the border crisis. “My colleagues on the other side don’t want to do anything about it.”

He went on to say, “You know something that I find quite interesting about the other side? Under the leadership of the former Speaker [Pelosi], and under the leadership of their former leader [Steny Hoyer], when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed. They didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now.”

With that proclamation hanging in the air, Rep. Pelosi went running over to Marino’s seat and off-mic began to forcefully engage him on the matter apparently telling him he was wrong.

“Yes it is true,” Marino said on-mic to Pelosi. “I did the research on it. 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.”

Illinois Republican Randy Hultgren, acting as the presiding officer, then warned Marino to address comments through the chair and not directly to other members, but referencing Pelosi’s break of decorum, Marino retorted that it “works both ways.”

Marino finished his remarks, but as soon as he did, Pelosi again came running over to personally attack him for his comments angrily pointing her finger toward him.

At least one Democrat, Rep. Nita Lowey, (N.Y.), was heard saying, “what is she doing?

Later Pelosi claimed that she was just correcting Marino on his points. A spokesman for the former Speaker said that she “accepted the Congressman’s apology.”

Marino, however, said he offered no “apology” and won’t do so because he is 100 percent right on the matter.

The Pennsylvania Republican later Tweeted that Pelosi verbally attacked him and called him an “insignificant person.” No doubt part of that Democrat new tone Obama and Pelosi brought to the country.

All this is a bit of a break of House decorum. After all, every Representative is supposed to be allowed his or her say on the floor of the lower chamber without being assaulted by other members

Ultimately, the House voted 223-189 in favor of the $694 million border supplemental bill favored by Republicans.

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  • retired military

    I am surprised that Blinky could move that fast.

  • 914

    Throw some water on her. She’ll shut her yapper.

    • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

      Yeah, but there is never a bucket of water around when you need one.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Marino seems to have hit a nerve. Someone should make a commercial.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Imagine that, The democrats had full control of the government, and yet couldn’t accomplish anything. Geez, its almost as if the democrats cant govern or something.

    • jim_m

      This is the reason that Pelosi got so upset. Virtually everything in the left wing agenda can be thrown back in their faces in this way. Anything the dems claim that needs to be done needed to be done back in 2008. They had the ability to pass any and all legislation and didn’t need GOP cooperation to do it. IF nothing has been done the fault is theirs and theirs alone.

  • Retired military

    If she had fell, the botox would have shattered and all the kings horses and all the kings men wouldn’t have been able to put her back together again.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      From your keyboard to…..

  • Walter_Cronanty

    What is it about sit down and STFU that conservatives and Republicans don’t understand? As soon as we cower in the corner and do what we’re told, the progs will be civil and allow us to speak. Until then, we can be expected to be attacked and intimidated like progs do to all of those who disagree. Hopefully, I live long enough to say: “Pay back is a Pelosi.”

  • pnordman

    Sure wish we could insignificantize Pelosi – the woman is frightening.

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