The U.S. House of Representatives has a long history of decorum. Unlike banana republics and parliaments in Eastern Europe we are unused to outbursts and interruptions. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (DEMOCRAT-CA) certainly knows the traditions and rules of the House as well as anyone. She's the former Speaker and current Democrat Majority Leader.
Yet during a discussion on border funding last Friday she interrupted Rep. Tom Marino (R-CA) then physically approached him. ABC News has the story:
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.Now, imagine for a moment if a male Republican member of the House physically pursued Pelosi, or any female member of the Democrat Caucus in such a way. It would be front page news with Democrats proclaiming it an example of the phony War on Women. The offending member would be denounced, BY REPUBLICANS and official sanctions would be imposed. But you won't hear any apologies from Pelosi for her conduct nor any official action taken.
“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.”
Marino then urged lawmakers to support the border supplemental “because apparently I hit the right nerve.”
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.
Pelosi finally relented after Republicans tried to get between Pelosi and Marino, and she returned to the Democratic side of the chamber. The House then promptly voted to approve the $694 million border supplemental, 223-189.
It's just like Obama's lawlessness and the lack of accountability from his Administration. Democrats continue to behave in ways that are beneath the dignity of the offices they hold yet all the while continue to fingerpoint at Republicans!