A Republican congressman who was confronted on the floor Friday night by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over his immigration comments said that Pelosi was “visibly shaken” during the encounter — but said he’s “not going to put up with this.”
Speaking to Fox News again on Monday, Marino offered additional details:
Pelosi lashed out at Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., after he accused Democrats of neglecting the immigration issue when they controlled the White House and Congress in 2009 and 2010.take our poll - story continues below
She could be seen walking over to him and pointing her finger at him — he later said Pelosi called him “insignificant.”
“She came up to me wagging her finger and saying that I was a liar, a liar, and I simply said, ‘No, I do my research — I have my facts straight, perhaps you should try that,'” he said.Marino said Pelosi was trying to belittle him.
“I’m a former prosecutor … and I’ve been threatened by drug dealers and organized crime and murderers, and this was a walk in the park,” he said. “I’m not going to put up with this. I don’t talk to people like this.”
He added: “I’m having one of the wealthiest people in Congress say that I’m inconsequential and I’m not important.”
Following the Pelosi outburst on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 million package addressing the border crisis. However, no action is expected in the Senate until after their summer recess.