Video: GOP Rep. Buyer Blasts Acting Dem Speaker: “This is why the People have Thrown You Out”

Posted on November 30, 2010


In case anyone thought the ongoing lame duck session of Congress would be absent political confrontations, here’s Exhibit A for Not.

A little video clip courtesy of a feed from the national treasure C-SPAN from Monday’s session of a nearly-deserted House of Representatives.

When Indiana Republican Rep. Steve Buyer sought recognition to speak for five minutes about some pending veterans legislation, she said no. He revised his request to one minute.

Looking confused and taking verbal directions from someone off-camera, Richardson again denied the request.

Buyer persisted, growing outraged that one sitting representative was highhandedly refusing to recognize another, even for one minute. “This is why,” Buyer declared, “the American people have thrown you out of power.”