Congressman Anthony Weiner (D - NY) took to the House floor to chime in on the debate over federal funding for NPR. The bill, H.R. 1076, "blocks all federal funding to NPR affiliates and to special content production for NPR." Rep. Weiner, not exactly known for his restraint, took a mocking tone in his remarks saying:
"What a relief. We've got the economy back. We've secured out nuclear power plants. I'm so glad Americans are back to work. We've finally found out our problem. We discovered a target we can all agree on. It's these guys. It's Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers."
Check out the whole speech, and the bad Boston accent:
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