If this were a male Republican getting into a shoving match with a female, regardless of her party, it’d be front-page news and fodder for endless spittle-flecked, red-faced tirades about woman-beating Republicans on MSNBC. But given that it’s too liberals fighting, we’ll just pretend like nothing happened.
Because it’s different when they do it.
Two Democrats got into a verbal altercation — and according to one a physical one — on the floor of the House on Thursday night over an appropriations earmark one was seeking.
After the House floor had largely cleared following a series of votes, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) split apart from a heated conversation and began yelling at one another.
“You’re out of line,” Waters shot while walking down toward the well.
“You’re out of line,” Obey shot back before turning and walking away.
But then Obey stopped, turned back toward Waters, and shouted: “I’m not going to approve that earmark!”
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.”
Waters was escorted by her colleagues into the cloakroom. …
A Waters aide said that Obey had pushed her.
There’s some dispute as to who pushed who first. I’m wondering where the video footage is. CSPAN supposedly has gavel-to-gavel coverage of the House. So, where’s the video of this altercation?