Video: House Hearing Room Erupts Into Laughter At Obama’s “Red Line” on CR

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) provided some much needed comic relief, Saturday night at the  House Rules Committee hearing, when he asked Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) a question about Obama’s plan to veto the CR.

Via CNC News: 

The ensuing exchange between Rogers and McGovern on Obama’s veto threat caused the committee chamber to burst into laughter.

Rogers: “Would the gentleman yield?

McGovern: “I happily yield.”

Rogers: “You say the president has threatened to veto the bill?”

McGovern: “No, he hasn’t threatened. He said he absolutely will veto.”

Rogers: “He’s drawn a red line has he?”

McGovern: “Yep.”

At this point, the small hearing room—which was largely filled with committee members, other members of Congress who had come to testify and congressional staff—burst into laughter.

Rep. McGovern then stated his belief that the president was serious about his then-just-issued veto threat.

This is what happens to a president when he has exhausted all of his credibility.

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One Response to “Video: House Hearing Room Erupts Into Laughter At Obama’s “Red Line” on CR”

  1. Steve Says:

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