Labor's Pains

Monday, March 19, 2012

Darrell Issa and Rep. Ed Towns shouted down in Brooklyn

At an unusual congressional hearing in Brooklyn on Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was interrupted by protesters who claimed he had favored banks over people.

“We want you to go and fight for us!” one woman shouted. “Vote for the people that elected you! It is not right for homeowners to lose their house, and children are homeless on the street.”

“Stop fighting for Wall Street and fight for the people that elected you!” another man yelled.

“Vote for the people! Shame on you!” the demonstrators chanted as security escorted them from the hearing.

“This is democracy at work,” Issa said, attempting to continue as protesters drowned him out with shouts of “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

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