The Democratic congressman from Massachusetts puts the GOP representative from Arizona in his place while debating the N.Y. Times censure issue.


Crooks and Liars:

Way to go Barney, He stood up and schooled Rick Renzi (R-AZ) over his behavior. This nonsense about the NY Times is making the right wingers absolutely insane and is totally without merit.

Frank: I yield myself 10 seconds to point out yes, it?s true, Ms. Pelosi was briefed in 2002 at the beginning of the program. She is not a fortuneteller.

Renzi: Whoa..

Frank: No, the gentleman wouldn?t yield.

Renzi: {garbled}

Frank: Regular order! Regular order! I ask the gentleman be seated. I asked the gentleman when he mentioned me to yield. He declined to do so. For him to interrupt me without even asking for a yield is wholly outside the rules of the house and I asked he be instructed in them?

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