Watch: Dem has screaming meltdown on House floor over immigration

A Colorado Democrat erupted into an embarrassing, screaming meltdown on the House floor over immigration reform Wednesday night, making for an interesting visit for gallery spectators but probably not winning over many converts where it counts – among his fellow lawmakers.

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis lost his cool when acting speaker Rep. Jackie Walorski reminded members of the House rule against addressing the visitors’ gallery.

jaredpolis1205“Madam Speaker, the gentle people in the gallery … would not have to be in the gallery … advocating if this House simply took up the bill,” Polis said. “Do you think they want to be spending their time here, Madam Speaker? Is that what you think?”

 “And you’re saying we’re addressing them, and that’s what you’re upset about Madam Speaker?” Polis said sarcastically, sounding like a teenager mouthing off to mom.

His voice rising, Polis continued to berate Walorski, who was, after all, just trying to maintain a sense of decorum during House activities.

“I want you, Madam Speaker, to address the reason that they are here! They are here because our government is tearing apart their families, Madam Speaker!”

Polis’ rant continued — and Walorski was forced to gavel him into order — as he described the bill passed by the Senate over the summer, and its companion bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., as a bill that reflects our “values as Americans,” “a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws,” that “creates jobs for Americans, one that reduces our deficit by over 200 billion dollars, secures our borders, prevents terrorists from entering the country …”

First of all, if it did all of that, Democrats wouldn’t be voting for it, much less having tantrums about it. They couldn’t be able to get beyond that “secure borders” part without wondering how it would play to La Raza. And that terrorist stuff couldn’t pass the CAIR caucus no how. As far as creating jobs for Americans, anyone looking at the record since 2008 would know how high that was on Dem priorities.

Second, even if the bill itself were fabulously unobjectionable, it would still depend on a president to enforce the laws it contained. That’s something President Obama has shown such utter fecklessness about – whether it’s his a la carte approach to Obamacare or using executive orders to rewrite the immigration laws the country already has –Republicans would be fools to vote on blind trust alone.

Juvenile Democratic screaming fits and imperious presidents notwithstanding, the United States remains a nation of laws.

Rep. Polis’s holding his breath and stamping his feet isn’t going to change that – as long as Republicans control the U.S. House of Representatives.

Check out the video of Polis’s embarrassing outburst here.

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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • elaine schiff

    you sir are a pimp-trying to gain new voters-shut your blithering mouth-and get new acting lessons-your drama queen act is so over the top-sad-

    • EliseR

      At least he didn’t cry like the Speaker of the House.

      • Howard Turner

        no he cried like a petulant 7 yr old who didnt get his cookie after not finishing his dinner, much the petulant foot stomping child in the WH

      • Jose CUnha

        Another ass hat.

      • Eric

        or cry like Bill Clinton?

      • Eric

        Elise I know who you are. Elise Stevens of the Tennessean boards. You are a troll here like you are there. GO AWAY!

        • EliseR

          Eric, your continued harassment of me, Elise Stevens and god knows how many other women is sick and perverted. Get some help before you end up as the new prison girlfriend.

      • linreis

        your comment has no bearing. if you can’t stand the facts, get off the site.

        • EliseR

          OK, here are FACTS on the Speaker of the House’s frequent water works. The man is clearly not stable.

          http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/weeper-of-the-house-john-boehner-cries-100557.html

          • Detfan1

            Showing compassionate emotion is not a sin or weakness. It is a strength, and a confirmation of humanity, and humility. I tear up all the time, usually when my grandkids go home. So your premise is not well taken. Actually, none of your premises are well taken. But, you are who you are, so we must put up with your posts.

          • David Ewers

            But showing absolute incompetence is, as we all know he led the congress to another record of doing nothing. So of like you

          • Detfan1

            Thanks for the misinformation, Comrade!!

          • Guest

            Here’s the FACTS, EliseR. U R using a TIRED, worn-out technique to distract the conversation off the person on the hot seat and onto someone else. A skill you learned, no doubt, from the Progressive Saul Alinsky Left and it’s Luciferian leader Valerie Jarrett with her minion loser, Zero-Bama. Go troll somewhere else… You know what? Troll yourself.

          • http://www.facebook.com/OnlineOnTheAir Online On The Air

            Here’s the FACTS, EliseR. You are using a TIRED, worn-out technique to distract the conversation off the person on the hot seat and onto someone else. A skill you learned, no doubt, from the Progressive Saul Alinsky Left and it’s Luciferian leader Valerie Jarrett with her minion loser, Zero-Bama. Go troll somewhere else… You know what? Troll yourself.

          • linreis

            we are talking about bennet and his outburst. not the speaker. find another site

          • linreis

            bennet’s ego is sorely not enough to make him a good congressman.

    • african booty scratcher

      they say prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, and your picture tells me your were there when it started.

  • Dee Bratton

    I am so sick of this immigration reform crap. If you are here illegally then you are a criminal and you should be treated as such. They should all be deported IMMEDIATELY and if caught back in the United States they should be imprisoned. And not in some fancy prison where they get three hots and a cot and medical services and everything else they can bleed the tax payers for. I mean several years of HARD labor, the minimum amount a person can eat and survive, no medical, no air conditioning, a blanket on the floor. People need to realize these are criminals and prisoners and do NOT have the same rights as everyone else. It has gotten to where they don’t mind going to prison because they get taken care of better than the would in the real world and that needs to stop. Point is, there are plenty of immigrants who are here legally, who have jumped through the hoops to become citizens of this country and done it the way they are supposed to. If you can’t follow the rules and obey the law before you’re a citizen then what makes people think you will after you become a citizen?? DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS ALIENS!!!

  • Theresa Easley

    Typical Dem.

  • doximom

    Did anyone except me notice how many empty seats there were surrounding him? Where was everybody? Aren’t they paid to BE there?

  • aliswell

    “Madam Speaker” is tearing families apart? Gee, and here I thought it was because a bunch of criminals broke our laws and invaded our country.

  • CarolineJenkins

    Jackass.

  • judyavelsor

    what a line they have.

  • Gary

    ANOTHER FATA** LIBTARD WHO SPITS OUT HIS WORDS WITHOUT MAKING ANY SENSE! THEY ARE HERE, BU**HEAD, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU LOOK THE OTHERWAY WHEN THEY STEAL INTO OUR COUNTRY INSTEAD OF DOING YOUR JOB BY DEPORTING THEM. IF ONE ILLEGAL GETS INTO THE U.S., THEY’RE WHOLE FAMILY WILL SOON BE HERE AND USE IT AS AN EXCUSE FOR THE REST OF THEM TO STAY. BETTER TO KEEP THEM ALL OUT THAN LET ANY OF THE IN.

  • Ernesto Arceo

    Skip the dramatics Rep. Jared Polis.. Congress in session is addressing a member’s speech to fellow lawmakers not to the people in the gallery.You look polis, i mean foolish if you address the gallery.

  • linreis

    and so he votes to take jobs away from Americans by allowing more and more “immigrants” in. He continually votes to support the president and his ideas to punish employers for NOT hiring an illegal immigrant over an American…how is that helping americans, Mr. Polis. BTW, shining moment on the floor…having a petulant breakdown and showing off but you should have done in it Mexican because those people don’t speak English.

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