3:00 pm February 18, 2011, by jgalloway
In a debate today over a Republican amendment to defund last year’s legislation to overhaul health care, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, attempted to interrupt U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger – over his use of the word “Obamacare.”
From a video issued by Graves’ office:
Afterwards, Schultz pointed out that House rules forbid personal invectives against the chief occupant of the White House. As for “Obamacare,” she said:
”That is a disparaging reference to the president of the United States. It’s meant as a disparaging reference to the president of the United States. It is clearly against the House rules against that.”
I’m guessing this topic could tempt some of you to use intemperate language. Please resist.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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