In case there’s any doubt as to to the level of courage and pluck of Democrats who took part in a temper tantrum on the House floor this past week, I’m here to chronicle their plight.
Sure, it’s not like they had to dodge sniper fire in Bosnia like another prominent Democrat with an overactive imagination. It was nothing like that. But those who stayed in the House chamber fought off severe elements that would have typically made mortal men crumble.
As House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi describes it, the temperature inside the House chamber was so cold that lawmakers were forced to – gasp! – wear sweaters and use blankets. Some were even forced to consume donuts, pizza, and pop-tarts to keep their strength up and soldier on. The horror!
In the video below, Pelosi paints a riveting picture of the tundra-like conditions inside the House chamber:
It was freezing in there last night. It was freezing. People were starting with sweaters and then blankets, and then I think they were practically having rugs, because it was freezing in there. That was one way, but we would not be deterred.
Wow! We would not be deterred. Just wow!
Oh, and the worst part is that it didn’t have to be that way. The number of Democrats who perished in the frigid temperatures has not yet been compiled, but we know it was no accident. Rather, it was a vast rightwing conspiracy engineered, no less, by the man who replaced Pelosi as speaker. Yes, it was Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan , who’s used to subzero temperatures, who has blood on his hands.
[T]he Speaker has awesome power. The Speaker has control of the lights, the heat. [Emphasis added]
You read that right. Ryan tried to sabotage the Dems’ noble efforts by noodling with thermostat.
Expect a federal investigation.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession