Friday, June 26, 2009

Intraparty Scuffle on Floor of U.S. House: Waters Versus Obey

In one corner: Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat representing California's 35th District since 1991. In the other corner: Rep. David Obey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, representing Wisconsin's 7th District since 1969. Both are 70 years old but Obey clearly had a height and weight advantage in this battle.

This doesn't happen on the House floor everyday. At least it didn't end like the Preston Brooks-Charles Sumner battle in 1856.

I haven't found a video on the incident yet but am still looking. If anyone has a link, please put it in the comments.

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