September 20, 2013 8:46 am -

What a jerk:

On Thursday, a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline ended with an ugly exchange between a Republican congressman and a Nebraska grassroots organizer. The GOP hearing turned personal when Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) began firing accusations at the witness, Bold Nebraska Director Jane Kleeb.

While interrogating the anti-Keystone XL activist over the source of her organization’s funding, Johnson became angry, questioned her qualifications, and warned her not to interrupt beyond yes or no answers as he threw questions out about her husband’s “woman-owned business.” His final attack, that Kleeb had no qualifications to even discuss the pipeline, led Democratic member Jan Schakowsky to interrupt and apologize.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.