Dem Leaders Fight Like Rabid Hyenas Over Earmarks On House Floor– Fellow Dems Forced to Step In

The dems are fighting like wild hyenas over other people’s money.

Democratic leaders fought like wild hyenas today over a $1 million earmark.
Fellow dems had to separate Rep. David Obey and Rep. Maxine Waters who were engaged in an earmark shouting match.
The Politico reported:

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) engaged in a late afternoon shouting match on the House floor after Obey reportedly rebuffed Waters on a $1 million earmark request, aides and witnesses said.

Witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it appeared that Waters pushed or shoved Obey.

The pair were seen shouting at each other and had to be separated by members — who were gathered on the floor casting final votes before heading off to a party at the White House.

Waters, according a Democratic staffer familiar with the situation, approached Obey to ask him to fund one of her longstanding earmarks, the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center.

More from Instapundit:

My favorite bit: “Obey turned away, but Waters went to go huddle with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. She could be over heard telling them: ‘He touched me first.’” The country’s in the very best of hands.

Please tell me there’s video of this somewhere.


UPDATE: Someone needs to donate a few of these spy pens to our GOP Reps in Congress.

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