It’s still the talk of the town…and beyond – Nancy Pelosi’s unhinged “how dare you” display on the floor of the House. Confronting, then chasing down a congressman who had the you-know-whats to criticize Pelosi’s leadership on immigration reform and border security.
The Cali Queen of Mean lost it!
In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill.
That congressman who was the target of nutty Nancy’s wrath, Tom Marino (R-PA), later described to Fox News what happened, and how Pelosi angrily insulted him and his constituents, calling him “insignificant” several times.
After Marino concluded his remarks and as many Republicans applauded their colleague, Pelosi crossed the chamber again in view of cameras, enraged, pointing and sticking her finger at Marino.
She then followed Marino up a Republican aisle, gesturing and arguing with him. Lawmakers on the GOP side gathered in dismay as one spoke out to tell the chair that the House was not in order, in an effort to halt the bickering.
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.
“[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 is simply not true.”