Oh my: David Obey and Maxine Waters in shoving match on House floor?

Allahpundit Posted at 9:53 pm on June 25, 2009

In an alternate universe, Obey’s a Republican and this is page-one fodder for days as proof of what violent racist misogynists all conservatives are.

What a special “Special Comment” that would have been. Alas for poor Olbermann, this is blue on blue.

The incident stemmed from Rep. Obey’s refusal to fund an earmark that Rep. Waters requested, sources told FOX…

Obey tried to walk away from Waters, but she continued to browbeat the Appropriations Committee Chairman and followed him around the House floor, according to reports. “She was in his face,” a source said.Other media reported that the altercation evolved into a “shoving match.” Those reports could not be confirmed. Ellis Brachman, a spokesman for Obey said that Waters “accosted” his boss and “made a scene.” Attempts to reach Waters for comment were unsuccessful.

More from The Hill:

“You’re out of line,” Waters shot while walking down toward the well.

“You’re out of line,” Obey shot back before turning and walking away.

But then Obey stopped, turned back toward Waters, and shouted; “I’m not going to approve that earmark!”

Obey turned away, but Waters went to go huddle with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. She could be over heard telling them; “He touched me first.”…

A Waters aide said that Obey had pushed her.

Waters is an idiot but Obey’s irascible jackassery seems to be getting worse the past few years, from an infamous tirade directed at Dennis Kucinich to now allegedly shoving women colleagues. What’s his damage?

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