Friday, August 1, 2014: Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) spoke in support of the border bill and criticized Democrat attacks on GOP efforts:
“Under the leadership of the former speaker … 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.”
While Marino still had the floor, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got up and TWICE crossed the chamber to chastise and shake her finger at Marino.
You can see her at :53 at the bottom right, after which Marino addresses her about doing the research. She apparently returned to her own side for about 20 seconds, because you can see her again at 1:25-1:30 coming all the way across from the Democrat to the GOP side, wagging her finger at Marino.
Interestingly, the Chair reprimanded Marino for addressing her directly, but had nothing to say to Pelosi for stalking across the room and interrupting his time on the floor!
Kinda makes one wonder what the Dems have got on THAT whipped, yellow-bellied RINO.
FULL VIDEO – Nancy Pelosi Charges At GOP Rep. Tom Marino on House Floor [1:30]
A spokesperson for Pelosi said that the minority leader has accepted Marino’s apology.
Marino says he has not apologized. (And why should he? He was only speaking the plain truth.)
In a series of tweets, Marino said,
“Rep. Pelosi called me an ‘insignificant person’ on the Floor of the House. I’ll ponder that for a while driving to Williamsport tonight. Of course I’ll be driving myself, with no staff or security. And I’m just a country lawyer who worked in a bakery until he was 30 so maybe I am not significant enough to question the former Speaker. But why then did she get so bothered by my comments?”
This reminds me of a scene in the Kevin Kline movie, Dave, where Frank Langella’s character says, “You’re navel lint.”
If you haven’t seen the movie, do. It’s a good one!
Quick backstory: Kevin Kline plays Dave, a presidential look-alike and actor. When the real president has a stroke, Langella and his cohorts rope him into pretending to be the real president so they can run the country themselves. The First Lady figures it out and cooks up a plan to bring down the Langella crowd without causing a national crisis and get Dave safely out of the White House and back to his real life.
UPDATE: Marino on Fox discussing the incident