‘You’re rude!’ Watch GOP's Chuck Grassley unload on Senate floor after Mitch McConnell interrupts him

‘You’re rude!’ Watch GOP's Chuck Grassley unload on Senate floor after Mitch McConnell interrupts him
Images via Flickr

The biggest news in Congress this week has been the announcement that Republicans and Democrats have worked out a compromise on border security that would avert another partial shutdown of the federal government if President Donald Trump agreed to it.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was in the middle of making a speech on biofuels on Thursday when Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) interrupted to announce that Trump planned to sign it—and Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, was angry over the interruption.

When Grassley was asked to ask to yield the Senate floor, he kept talking. But eventually, he yielded the floor to McConnell. And, according to Politico's Jake Sherman, he angrily declared, “You’re rude! You’re just simply rude!”

After taking the floor, McConnell explained that Trump would sign the bipartisan bill averting a shutdown but also said that he would support Trump on a declaration of emergency in order for additional border security to be secured.

Watch below:


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}