If there’s a big GOP driven bill that’s about to succeed, you can bet the left will pull out every ridiculous, over-dramatic trick in the book in order to disrupt or protest the proceedings. Given that the GOP’s tax bill was a guaranteed success — and with GOP and success being a combination the left loathes — you can bet the protesters turned out to pull out some stops…and some boobs by one account.
NBC News released footage via Twitter of a group of people shouting “kill the bill, don’t kill us” on repeat at one point. The Speaker was forced to call the Sargent at Arms and have the people removed.
WATCH: Protesters in the House gallery briefly disrupt tax bill debate before vote: "Kill the bill, don't kill us!" pic.twitter.com/jQtWDdnkYs
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 19, 2017
Of course, House Republicans didn’t necessarily take the abuse lying down. During Paul Ryan’s awesome speech to commemorate the occasion, a woman reportedly shouted “you’re lying” at him, and that he should “go back to school to learn math.”
Protester in House shouts down at Paul Ryan, “You’d better go back to school to learn math,” says he’s lying about who plan would benefit
— Simone Pathe (@sfpathe) December 19, 2017
House Republicans had enough, and in turn shouted “throw her ass out!”
Woman shouts "you're lying" at Paul Ryan from the gallery and House Republicans shout "throw her ass out"
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 19, 2017
We can safely assume they did.
But all the fun didn’t end there. The most ridiculous moment came when a woman decided that the best way to protest the bill was to go full on Jerry Springer and remove her shirt. The bra reportedly remained on.
House protesters gone wild: woman takes her top off in the gallery of the House protesting tax vote.
— Anna Palmer (@apalmerdc) December 19, 2017
I’m sure we’ll see even more meltdowns occurring now that the bill has passed, but many of them will now be in front of a camera in a well lit CNN or MSNBC studio.
Hopefully, everyone will keep their shirts on.