Rep. Weiner calls out GOP no strategy on Health Care Reform


I am sure the GOP’s obstructionism has got him wound up, but even more so his own party’s unnecessarily slow maneuvering in the Senate has got to be burning him up as well.

The Republican Party is “a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) charged on the House floor. When Republican Rep. Dan Lungren (Calif.) objected to the accusation and took the extraordinary step of asking that Weiner’s “words be taken down,” Weiner pushed back.

“You really don’t want to go here, Mr. Lungren,” Weiner said. Asking that words be taken down is a move on the House floor that is rarely made and carries great weight.

Weiner, after a pause, asked to have his words withdrawn and said he’d substitute new ones. “Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,” Weiner clarified.

via Weiner: GOP Is ‘Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of The Insurance Industry’.