House brawl prompts calls for resignations

The leaders of Pennsylvania's Democratic and Republican parties are demanding resignations by their rival party's House of Representatives leaders.

The dueling resignation calls from Rob Gleason, chairman of the PA GOP, and Jim Burn, chairman of the state Democrats, came after Wednesday's fracas in the House Rules Commitee when GOP House speaker Mike Turzai and Democratic minority leader Frank Dermody's troops tried to out-yell each other.

The  GOP charged Democrats were trying to sink majority Republicans' bills by weighing them down with amendments. The Republicans proposed kicking Democrats off committees and limiting debate.

Hear what it sounded like from public radio's WITF here. See also the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's account here.



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