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N.Y. congressman explodes in furious tirade

July 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Decorum and protocol are generally observed on the House floor, but on Friday, a New York Democratic congressman threw that out the window.Anthony Wiener was outraged that Republicans had voted down a bill to provide healthcare to 9/11 responders.

Wiener made that anger clear.

The house rejected the bill Thursday that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust.

The subsequent outburst has since become an Internet sensation and fodder for cable news networks.


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