In it, but not of it. TPM DC
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: