Democrats are affronted. Right in the middle of the Statuary Hall service for the late Tom Lantos, a Republican went to the floor — just steps from the solemn proceedings — and called a procedural vote, apparently out of pique.
The Republican was the aforementioned Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL). This kind of behavior is petty and disrespectful of a man who spent his life fighting for human rights across the world. Completely unacceptable.
Update (Lucas): If (when) Diaz-Balart doesn’t apologize, you may want to look up his Democratic challenger: Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez.
Update (Bob): Props to the first Democrat to file a censure resolution — apology or not.