“You know something that I find quite interesting about the other side?” Marino said. “Under the leadership of the former Speaker [Pelosi], and under the leadership of their former leader [Rep. 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.”
This prompted Pelosi to say something from the floor.
Marino responded by saying “It’s true, madam leader, 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.”
After Marino sat down, Pelosi then was caught on C-SPAN cameras waddling across the aisle to apparently continue the fight.
Marino tweeted about it. “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.”
Pelosi is famous for her travel extravagance.
The bill passed in the House, by the way. However, as the Senate is not in session the necessary legislation is unlikely go to the President’s desk for him to veto as he promised.
Below is the entire incident courtesy of C-SPAN. Watch the heads of the stenographer and others turn starting at the 2:20 mark.
Pa Congressman Hits Nerve On Pelosi