Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) thinks the House bill to defund NPR is completely ridiculous. And he thinks the Republicans who rushed it to the floor Thursday are wasting everyone’s time.
The way he expressed his feelings to the nation? A sarcastic, mocking rant on the House floor.
“What a relief. I’m glad we got the economy back going. I’m so glad we secured our nuclear power plants. So glad Americans are going back to work,” he said. “We discovered a target we can all agree on…it’s Click And Clack.”For close to three minutes, Weiner went off on the Republican plan to zero out federal funds to NPR, a process that included an emergency hearing of the House Rules Committee on Wednesday.
Weiner, who like most of the Democratic House caucus opposes cutting off funding to NPR, ripped the Republicans for taking on the network that brings the nation Car Talk.
“The American people are not concerned about the economy around the world,” he said sarcastically. “They’re staring at their radio station saying, get rid of Click And Clack. Finally my Republican friends are getting rid of them. Kudos to you.”
The House is expected to vote on the NPR defunding bill later on Thursday.
Watch the whole speech: