Schakowsky blasts Marino for 'sexist' attack on Pelosi

Written By Chad Merda Posted: 08/05/2014, 11:57am

During an appearance Monday night on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., weighed in on last week’s immigration scuffle between Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The incident in question occurred when Marino lashed out at Democrats, saying they neglected the immigration issue when they had control of Congress in 2009 and 2010.  Marino broke protocol and addressed Pelosi directly, saying she may want to do her research. Pelosi then came down and responded directly and pointing her finger at him.

Schakowsky said Marino’s actions were sexist.

“I would say that it’s sexist and that it was patronizing. ‘Do the research, Madam Leader.’ And he got exactly what he deserved. And then for him to claim, ‘I was the tough guy. I’m a street fighter.’ Really? On the floor of the House?” Schakowsky said.

“Talking to her in that condescending way, I am really offended,” she continued continued. “And I was proud of her for marching over.”

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“You know, you’re not supposed to direct comments personally, and he did just that. He deserved what he got and shouldn’t be proud of it,” Schakowsky added.

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