Why, you ask, must Republican members of Congress behave like this?
That's the now infamous exchange between Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and presidential adviser Elizabeth Warren, in which McHenry harassed her and called her a liar, with no basis. Why would a grown man and supposed statesman behave this way? Because, of course, he's amply rewarded for doing so. Think Progress:
According to a ThinkProgress analysis of new campaign finance data released on Friday, McHenry received $63,800 from lobbyists and executives from banks, mortgage companies, payday lenders, pawn shop executives, and other predatory lenders in the last three months alone.
The last time Patrick McHenry, the Billy Zabka of the House Republican caucus, held a hearing with a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it didn't turn out too well. He called Elizabeth Warren a liar and generally tr... Read Post
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gained infamy in May when he went on a childish tirade against Professor Elizabeth Warren, who is currently setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special adviser to President Obama. McH... Read Post