- Really? August 2
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a hard time listening to Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) blast her party's handling of the border crisis on Friday night. So hard, in fact, that she couldn't stay in her seat — let alone on her side of the aisle.
Instead, Pelosi got up midway through Marino's comments, passing in front of the House floor cameras, to apparently challenge the Republican's statements up close, ABC News reports. Marino turned his comments directly toward her, saying, "Yes it is true. I did the research on it. You might want to try it. You might want to try it, Madam Leader."
Later, off-camera, Pelosi reportedly followed Marino up the Republican aisle, pointing her finger at him and arguing further. Pelosi's staff later released a statement saying she merely "wanted to remind the Congressman that the House Democrats had the courage to pass the DREAM Act," and that "Pelosi accepted the Congressman's apology."
Marino's chief of staff countered with a statement of his own, saying the congressman had neither apologized to Pelosi nor intended to.
Watch Marino's comments in the video, below, and keep your eyes peeled for Pelosi's passing across the cameras around the 50-second mark. --Sarah Eberspacher
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