UPDATE: Rep. Marino joined Fox and Friends Monday morning to look back on the heated confrontation. See what he had to say.


There was a startling confrontation Friday on the House floor between Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) over the crisis on the southern border.

“Under the leadership of the former speaker … when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed, they didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now,” Marino said.

His words prompted Pelosi to get up, cross the chamber to the GOP side – which seldom happens – while waving her finger at Marino.


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A spokesperson for Pelosi said that the minority leader has accepted Marino’s apology, but Marino says he has not apologized.

In a series of tweets, Marino said, “Rep. Pelosi called me an 'insignificant person' on the Floor of the House. I'll ponder that for a while driving to Williamsport tonight. Of course I'll be driving myself, with no staff or security. And I'm just a country lawyer who worked in a bakery until he was 30 so maybe I am not significant enough to question the former Speaker. But why then did she get so bothered by my comments?”