Nancy Pelosi, the controversial United States House of Representative minority leader from California, took after Republican Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania on foot on the House floor on Friday evening. The out-of-control Pelosi took off after him after she first inappropriately and rudely interrupted his speech on the floor. The topic was about the Mexican-United States border crisis, and Pelosi didn’t like his “nerve-hitting” remarks at all, according to an ABC News report on Saturday.
As Marino spoke, Pelosi was seen pointing her fingers several times on C-SPAN, the television channel that airs such congressional sessions. When Pelosi interrupted Marino, he quite appropriately took a break from his own speech to turn to her and addressed her personally after Pelosi’s first incredible outburst. Marino claims that Pelosi even called him an insignificant person. Within the comments from Marino’s speech that stirred Pelosi to act so inappropriately, Marino said that the country does not have law and order and his colleagues on the other side – which definitely includes Pelosi – don’t want to do anything about it.
Referring to the Democrats, Marino said that he finds it quite interesting that under the leadership of the former Speaker – Nancy Pelosi – and under the leadership of their former leader – Rep. Steny Hoyer – when in 2009 and 2010 they had the total governmental majority with the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House in their control, they knew the border issue existed and did nothing about the problem. He went on to say that the three branches of government under Democratic control at that time didn’t have the strength to go after the immigration problem back then. Then he asserted that the Democrats are now trying to make a political issue out of the border problem.
When Pelosi blew up, Marino told her, “Yes, it is true.” He blatantly told her to her face, “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.”
Soon after the Pelosi outburst and Marino’s response to her, the House passed its border funding bill. The House passed a companion bill that would prohibit President Barack Obama from using federal funds to enact more grants of temporary amnesty as well.
After the Pelosi-Marino incident, a Pelosi spokesperson told ABC that Pelosi received an apology from Marino. Marino’s chief of staff Bill Tighe quickly said that is not true. Tighe said that Marino did not apologize to her and does not intend to do so, as he has nothing to apologize for, according to the Los Angeles Times.