The Corner

Dem. Rep. Erupts on the Floor

Representative Jared Polis (D., Colo.), one of the leading proponents of immigration reform, melted down on the House floor for not being allowed to address activists sitting in the gallery, which would have violated chamber rules. Amid calls that he was “out of order,” he refused to back off, yelling that the activists in the gallery would not have to be there if the House would simply pass an immigration-reform bill.

“And you’re saying we’re addressing them, and that’s what you’re upset about, Madame Speaker?!” Polis shouted. “I want you, Madame Speaker, to address the reason that they are here!”

“They are here because our government is tearing apart their families, Madame Speaker!” he continued as the speaker pro tempore pounded the gavel. “I want the Speaker to understand that the Speaker is obstructing H.R. 15 from coming to the floor!”

Polis eventually settled down as he continued to push for immigration reform.

Via The Hill.

Most Popular


The Left, the Wall, the Truth

Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More