Rep. Don Young (R-AK) got pretty heated today on the House floor when he thought schoolchildren in New Jersey threatened to take “his money.”
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) had introduced an amendment that would strike funds from a native Alaska and Hawaii education bill.
“Apparently the students in New Jersey are trying to take money from Alaskan students. Splitting state against state instead of talking about education,” Young said. “We are a new state. I have poverty you don’t even think of. And yet you say you want my money. My money. For my students that need to be educated.”
Whoa! Back off, New Jersey schoolchildren! Or face the razor-sharp incisors of Don Young!
“If we continue this we’ll be called biting one another, very much like the mink in my state that kill their own,” Young said. “There is always another day when those who bite will be killed, too. And I’m very good at that.”
Here’s some video of Young’s soon-to-be-classic speech: