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Schumer Blasts House GOP For Using Violent Movie Clip To Rally GOP Caucus

By Judd Legum  

"Schumer Blasts House GOP For Using Violent Movie Clip To Rally GOP Caucus"


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Yesterday, the House GOP leadership played a clip from the Ben Affleck movie The Town to rally their caucus around Boehner’s debt plan. The Ben Affleck character says, “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. And we’re going to hurt some people.” His friend replies “Whose car are we going to take?” In the movie, the characters then put on hockey masks and bludgeon two men with sticks, then shoot one man in the leg. A few minutes ago, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took the House GOP to task over the incident. Watch it:

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