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Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 06:35 AM Jul 2023

Republican Congressman attacks congressional pages! Bipartisan response.

From this mornings Politico Playbook:

"TURN THE PAGE — Freshman Rep. DERRICK VAN ORDEN (R-Wis.) came under fire yesterday after he reportedly cursed at a group of Senate pages who were laying in the rotunda late Wednesday night, admiring the frescoes, Punchbowl scooped. (It is not uncommon for members of Congress to do this with tour groups.) The high school-aged pages, who come to Washington for their junior years and work long hours in the Capitol while attending classes in the morning, were in their final week on the job.

What Van Orden said, per The Hill’s Al Weaver, citing “a transcript” written by one of the pages shortly after the incident: “Wake the f‑‑‑ up, you little s‑‑‑‑. … What the f‑‑‑ are you all doing? Get the f‑‑‑ out of here. You are defiling the space you [pieces of s‑‑‑]. … I don’t give a f‑‑‑ who you are, get out.”

Van Orden, in a statement, cited the “history of the United States Capitol Rotunda, that during the Civil War it was used as a field hospital and countless Union soldiers died on that floor, and they died because they were fighting the Civil War to end slavery. And I think that place should be treated with a tremendous amount of respect for the dead.”

On the Senate floor last night, Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER addressed Van Orden’s outburst and paid tribute to the pages: “I understand that late last night, a member of the House majority thought it appropriate to curse at some of these young people, these teenagers in the Rotunda. I was shocked when I heard about it. And I am further shocked at his refusal to apologize to these young people.”

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concurred: “I want to associate myself with the remarks of the majority leader. Everybody on this side of the aisle feels exactly the same way.”

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Republican Congressman attacks congressional pages! Bipartisan response. (Original Post) Tomconroy Jul 2023 OP
Not Van Orden's first rodeo. He's been begging for a punch in the mouth Buns_of_Fire Jul 2023 #1
But Republicans have no problem with "patriots" pissing and shitting in the rotunda when trying dem4decades Jul 2023 #2
Great point. 617Blue Jul 2023 #6
+++++++++++++++++!!!! 2naSalit Jul 2023 #7
GQP and their continue gaslighting.................. Lovie777 Jul 2023 #3
Yet another lie from Ol' McGlitchy.... Think. Again. Jul 2023 #4
Van Orden should look into some past uses of Capital real estate... TreasonousBastard Jul 2023 #5
So, if Van Orden feels that strongly, why isn't he demanding longer sentences sinkingfeeling Jul 2023 #8
Because he is one? scipan Jul 2023 #9
Uhhhh inthewind21 Jul 2023 #10
ExSeal NowISeetheLight Jul 2023 #11
Why do you have to respect that he was a Seal? obamanut2012 Jul 2023 #12
Sacrifice NowISeetheLight Jul 2023 #13

Buns_of_Fire

(17,138 posts)
1. Not Van Orden's first rodeo. He's been begging for a punch in the mouth
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 06:45 AM
Jul 2023

for a while now...

This is not the first time Van Orden has flashed his temper. Van Orden reportedly threatened a 17-year-old library page in his home state over a gay pride display and demanded to know who set it up. The page in question had set the display up, and she told her parents she did not feel safe to return to the library for work.

https://thehill.com/homenews/4123626-gop-congressman-curses-out-teenage-senate-pages/

dem4decades

(11,262 posts)
2. But Republicans have no problem with "patriots" pissing and shitting in the rotunda when trying
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 06:46 AM
Jul 2023

to overthrow the government.

Think. Again.

(7,663 posts)
4. Yet another lie from Ol' McGlitchy....
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 06:59 AM
Jul 2023

"Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concurred: “I want to associate myself with the remarks of the majority leader. Everybody on this side of the aisle feels exactly the same way.”

Which is obviously a lie considering how many republicans still defend the actual defiling of the Capital on January 6th.

scipan

(2,315 posts)
9. Because he is one?
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 03:38 PM
Jul 2023

Van Orden participated in the January 6th "Stop the Steal" rally[6] and was present at the United States Capitol during the January 6 United States Capitol attack.[7][8]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_Van_Orden

Hypocrite of the highest order.
 

inthewind21

(4,616 posts)
10. Uhhhh
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 04:20 PM
Jul 2023

Congressman cursing at Congressional pages and Congressman ATTACKS Congressional pages are two very different things. An asshole R is an asshole R, no need to overhype.

NowISeetheLight

(3,943 posts)
11. ExSeal
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 04:31 PM
Jul 2023

I guess he's a former Navy Seal. I will respect that part of him. I certainly won't respect his behavior now.

Want to show you respect sacrifice? Then hold a press conference and publicly condemn white Nationalism and efforts to erase history by groups like Moms for Liberty and Florida. Publically condemn the former Presidents efforts to overthrow the government and stage an insurrection. Do that FIRST. Until then you're just Full of Sxxt.

Van Orden, in a statement, cited the “history of the United States Capitol Rotunda, that during the Civil War it was used as a field hospital and countless Union soldiers died on that floor, and they died because they were fighting the Civil War to end slavery. And I think that place should be treated with a tremendous amount of respect for the dead.”

obamanut2012

(26,019 posts)
12. Why do you have to respect that he was a Seal?
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 04:34 PM
Jul 2023

You can still respect the Seals and have zero respect for him.

NowISeetheLight

(3,943 posts)
13. Sacrifice
Fri Jul 28, 2023, 05:14 PM
Jul 2023

I will always respect those that served. They signed up. I have no idea what this guys record looks like. So I give the benefit of the doubt until I see evidence otherwise. Until I see evidence they betrayed the country while still serving they receive that respect.

Once they leave, it's a clean slate. Like this guy.

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