Young: ‘Those who bite will be killed too.’

Perturbed with Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)’s effort to cut one of his earmarks from an appropriations bill, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) took to the House floor yesterday with an impassioned speech “shaming” his fellow lawmakers:

If we continue this, we will be called biting one another, very much like the mink in my state that kill their own. There is always another day when those who bite will be killed too, and I am very good at that.

Watch the entire speech:

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Young even suggested Garrett should be voted out of office. “If there is a guilt here, it’s because I’ve been able to better represent my state than New Jersey. I would suggest that New Jersey ought to elect some new Congressmen,” he said.