From the Harrisburg Patriot-Leader:
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
ABC News says this:
Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber
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 Friday night.
“We don’t have law and order,” Marino began as he wrapped up his comments on the border supplemental. “My colleagues on the other side don’t want to do anything about it.”
“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 [Rep. Steny Hoyer], when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed,” he continued. “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.”
Off-mic, Pelosi then approached Marino, crossing the aisle in view of cameras, and apparently challenged Marino’s assertion that Democrats did not do anything about the issue when they had majority control.
Father Z has this in a blog post with a couple of other news sources: Nancy “the theologian” Pelosi: called out on the House floor!
You can see the YouTube of the incident here…(you will see Ms. Pelosi crossing the chamber toward him in the lower foreground of the screen). The description of the video says this:
UPDATE: 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 in simply not true.”
Attending a fundraiser with Pelosi as headliner: $500
Cost of a one-way flight on Pelosi’s private jet: $60,000
Seeing Pelosi lose it on the house floor: Priceless