Gay Congressman Jared Polis lost his cool this week on the House floor after the Republican Madame House Speaker tried to cut him off for addressing a gallery full of spectators. Polis, arguing for immigration reform, takes Madame Speaker to task for blocking the reform bill from coming to a vote.
Thousands of undocumented workers, their children, and immigration reform advocates have swarmed DC this week as they fight for justice. Now if only more Democrats would show the gumption and spirit Polis displayed. Maybe we'd get something done if House Democrats weren't such milquetoast legislators.
As an aside, the Madame Speaker is Representative "Wackie Jackie" Walorski from northern Indiana. As a state legislator, Walorski was best known for her hard right, anti-LGBT stances, financial ethical misconduct investigations, and none-too-bright statements. She's hardly the sharpest tool in the shed.
We've covered her often on Bilerico Project; at one point she complained to the media that I'd given her the nickname Wacky Jackie. Like Polis, I've yelled at her too.