May 30th, 2012
07:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Video: Lawmaker screams, curses, throws papers

(CNN) - Illinois lawmaker Rep. Mike Bost gets passionate speaking about pensions. CNN's Lisa Sylvester has more.

Filed under: Illinois
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  1. Bob

    Another GOP nut.

    May 30, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. DagnyTag

    Top 4 state budget deficits:
    1)California, 2) Illinois, 3) Mass, 4) Louisiana

    Anyone want to play 'What's the common denominator'?

    May 30, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  3. Russ

    Typical Republican, throw a tanturm when you don't get your way. It's about time the shoe was on the other foot. How do you think we feel about the grid lock in Washington from the party of NO!!! Get over it you moron.

    May 30, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Wow, he must be on some powerful meds or he needs meds, please get him some help.

    May 30, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  5. kuewa

    One guess as to which party he belongs to...

    May 30, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    Wow – what in the hell was he talking about??? All of that screaming is for what? Dang, take an Aleve and BREATHE!!

    May 30, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  7. gt

    finally some one who not stealing from the tax of lincoln ...what a sad state you are...

    May 30, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  8. Obama 2012

    I wish some of the people down in D.C. cared enough about the American People and show some passion like this guy.

    May 30, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    It is a progress. I am proud of you!!! Good job!!! (.....nasty animal).

    May 30, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  10. American in Valparaiso Indiana

    State had underfunded pensions for decades. Then there were the golden parachutes for union bosses, speakers and other long term legislative critters. Its a real mess. Add in recession and loss of revenue....

    May 30, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  11. me

    It looks like someone forgot to take their medicine today.

    May 30, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  12. B. Bear

    Adult male throws tantrum only fit for small spoiled brat. I especially like the part of the clip where the woman benind him is laughling.

    May 30, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  13. Squigman

    Another example of republican drama. Why look for common ground to settle differences, when a well placed tirade can solve all that's wrong with the world. By the way, it really did show whats wrong, and the only way to cure the problem is to eliminate any person from a position of leadership that shows this kind of behavior.

    May 31, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  14. Marie MD

    He must have seen his he the weeper of the house and took his ranting tantrum a step further.

    May 31, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |