Aftermath of GOP’s Voting Down 9/11 Responders Bill: Fox News Weiner-King Rumble (Video)
July 30, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The acrimony between Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and House Republicans continues today, over the GOP caucus voting down the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, last night 255 to 159. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) blamed the Democrats for the defeat, after bringing the bill to the floor for an expidited vote, without Republican “poison-pill” amendments that required a 2/3 majority to pass. Weiner is taking issue with King’s inability to convince his obstructionist colleagues to vote for the measure in an up-or-down vote. The ugly battle later spilled into Fox News . The two dueling lawmakers appeared on Fox News today, still at odds over the defeat of the bill to help sickly 9/11 responders, with Weiner still shouting and King literally pointing his finger at his New York colleague. Oh, boy!