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You Used Your Time to Slam Our President': Boxer Gavels Down Inhofe


"I take offense at it."

Barbara Boxer has had her share of embarrassing moments in the Senate - perhaps most noticeably, telling a Brigadier General to call her "Senator" rather than "Ma'am." And as the Washington Free Beacon reports, she has apparently just added another one - that is, deciding to gavel down Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe when he tried to correct her regarding the Obama administration's energy policy. Watch the exchange below:

Here's the transcript of the relevant piece as well, with emphasis added:

BOXER: Well, do we—we have 2 percent of the world’s—

INHOFE: That’s not true—

BOXER: Proven, proven supplies. We’re not going to go off on this—

INHOFE: I can’t leave it at that, though.

BOXER: No, no, we’re not going to do this. You raised—

INHOFE: The largest recoverable reserves of any country in the world—

BOXER: [bangs gavel] Sen. Inhofe, my dear friend. [bangs gavel] I just want to say, this is not the Energy Committee, this is the Environment Committee. You used your time to slam our president, and I take offense at it. And I will tell you right now, if he’s so punitive, why are the oil companies making more money than ever before in history? Record profits—they’re singing in the boardroom. We’re going to move off this and we’re going to go to Sen. Lautenberg.

H/T: Weasel Zippers

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