Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) Lights It Up

8:12 PM
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) sparked a controversy that ground debate to a halt for several minutes as he directly addressed GOP members (a violation of House protocol -- all remarks are to be addressed to the Speaker or Chair) and accused them of lying about the Democratic position on veterans benefits. It was a very odd moment as there had frankly been very little discussion of veterans benefits in the preceding debate.

Rep. Pascrell eventually withdrew his remarks after about a 5 minute pause in debate.

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