Late last night the news broke that Former Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi - Democrat, chased down a Republican Representative through the House Chamber. Not once, but twice. It went so far that Republicans attempted to physically block an irrational Pelosi from the target of her rage, Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania.
John Parkinson, an ABC News Congressional Reporter, has the story. But allow me to set this up a bit before I quote him gratuitously. During the immigration debate yesterday before passage of the House bill, Rep. Marino spoke about how the Democrats purposefully ignored the issues at the border when they had control of the House, the Senate, and the White House. Which is true, and more than likely Pelosi's biggest issue.
Rep. Pelosi's irrational rage and off the wall behavior aren't caused by Marino's remarks, but rather Pelosi's inability to accept the reality that she squandered her time as Speaker for a broken Health Care system, and enacted immigration legislation, the DREAM Act, which no doubt was one of many catalysts to the current humanitarian, and near constitutional, crisis at the border.
Now, to John Parkinson's coverage:
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.
"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."
Now, this isn't the worst break in decorum, but Pelosi isn't exactly at the height of mental stability as far as I can tell, and she wasn't done yet.
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.
I can't help but think Pelosi's comments were reminiscent of the Wicked Witch screeching at Dorothy, "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!"
But that was it, just an enraged burn out hippie wagging fingers and mumbling unintelligibly "I was Speaker!"
Oh, did I say that was it? I am sorry... that was definitely not it.
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
This, my friends, is the best and brightest the Democrat Party has to offer. This crazy old lady once held the gavel of the United States House of Representatives.
Of course, I guess it really ia a sign of our progress that Pelosi is now limited to limited outbursts of insanity on the House floor instead of determining the fate of the entire nation with regard to Health Care. Well, done there, by the way.