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Democratic Rep. Leaves Seat and Unloads on GOP Colleague During Obamacare Hearing: 'Are You Serious?!

"You can sit there and say you had a legitimate alternative?"

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) unloaded on one of his GOP colleagues Tuesday during a tense House hearing on the glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care program.

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House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. , right, stands up and shouts across the room at Republican lawmakers during a heated debate about problems with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

After Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) insisted the GOP has submitted a number of proposals aimed at providing health insurance to those with low incomes, the Democratic congressman erupted from his seat and hammered his colleague.

“Are you serious, what you just said? Are you really serious?” Pascrell said firmly. “After what we’ve gone through and what we’ve gone through in the last three and a half years?”

"You can sit there and say you had a legitimate alternative?" he continued.

“We’ve gone through 44 votes, 48 votes now of you trying to dismantle the legislation,” he ultimately concluded. “You call that cooperation?”

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