PennLive covered the story wherein Rep. Tom Marino, (R-PA) found himself on the receiving end of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's ire during the debate over the bill dealing with immigrant children that passed Friday night.
The congressman from Williamsport addressed the House, claiming that Democrats do not want to do anything about the influx.
"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," he said, referring to the period when Pelosi was House speaker. "They didn't have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it."
When challenged by Pelosi, Marino told her that she failed to do any research.
After Marino concluded his remarks, Pelosi quickly crossed the chamber, enraged, pointing and sticking her finger in Marino's face.
She then followed Marino up a Republican aisle, and continued arguing with him. Another Republican member spoke out to tell the chair that the House was not in order, in an effort to halt the bickering.
Pelosi finally relented as Republicans tried to get between Pelosi and Marino, and returned to the Democratic side of the chamber. The House then promptly voted to approve the $694 million border supplemental, 223-189.
SooperMexican immediately uploaded the video of the confrontation but I highly recommend viewing the video by an anonymous user at C-SPAN which is longer than Sooper’s vid. In it you see just how disruptive the nutcake was and just how long she tangled with Marino.
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) could be heard saying off-camera, "what is she doing?"
UPDATE 8-2-2014 9:38 AM: The ABC report was posted at 8:48 PM on August 1st.. Sometime thereafter the report was updated:
According to Pelosi spokeswoman Evangeline George, “Leader Pelosi just wanted to remind the Congressman that House Democrats had the courage to pass the DREAM Act—and have the courage to stand up for what the American people want: bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform.”
George added that “Pelosi accepted the Congressman’s apology.”
But Marino’s chief of staff, Bill Tighe, stressed that Marino did not apologize to Pelosi, and will not apologize. [Emphasis mine]
“[Rep. Marino] did not apologize to Leader Pelosi and does not intend to do so as he has nothing to apologize for. She was entirely out of line in approaching him while he was recognized and delivering remarks on the Floor,” Tighe wrote in an email. “Her staff’s comment in your story about her accepting his apology in simply not true.”UPDATE 10:45 AM 8/3/2014: Marino responds to Pelosi calling him "Insignificant"