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Pelosinado Crosses Aisle Twice, Calls Rep. Marino Insignificant

In what ABC News is calling “an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased local Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor…”

What most media reports are overlooking is that she not only chased him, she further violated protocol by addressing him directly and without being recognized by the chair.

Although the audio isn’t clear, it would appear from his response that she was accusing him of not being truthful. (non-flash video here)

He didn’t back down. ABC News reports:

“Yes it is true,” Marino replied directly to Pelosi, who was House speaker in those years. “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.”

The chair tried to restore order by stumbling through the standard scold, saying “The Gentlemen will ma… address his comments to the Speaker.”

Marino, referencing the fact that she violated decorum first, responded, “Well then…it works both ways Mr. Speaker.”  He then urged his colleagues to vote for the border supplemental “because apparently I hit the right nerve.”

The most offensive aspect of the interchange occurred when Former Speaker Pelosi came back across the aisle wagging her finger at him. During the second incident, according to The Hill, Democrat Charlie Rangle reported that the former Speaker told Mr. Marino “You’re insignificant.”

…revealing what she thinks about the Americans Marino represents.  Her attitude is shameful, but valuable because it shows how little she understands these words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

Marino later tweeted:

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UPDATE: Marino appeared over the weekend on FOX News to talk about the incident.

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