With Republicans under constant scrutiny over their reckless shutdown of the federal government, a few party members are starting to crack. Sometimes that takes the form of denialism or blaming President Obama, but in California Rep. Gary Miller's case, he just got physical:
In case you can't view the video, the Huffington Post sums up the turbulent encounter:
In a video clip provided to The Huffington Post by a Democratic operative, Miller is walking in front of the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday when someone asks if he would be willing to vote for a clean continuing resolution—that is, a bill to fund the government without any strings attached.It's not quite Bob Etheridge grabbing a Breitbart ambusher by the wrist, but Miller is probably the single most-endangered Republican in the entire House. His 31st District was carried by Obama 57-41—the bluest seat held by a Republican—and he only won last year in a fluke. He can't afford a single mistake, but it looks like he sure just made one.
Miller initially ignores the question. But as he gets closer, he reaches out and pushes back the camera lens along with the man behind it, saying only, "Thank you." As Miller puts his hand over the lens causing the scene to go dark, a voice, presumably from the cameraman, is still heard, saying, "Congressman?"