"Schmidt calls Bush Coward after President Pardons Turkey"
EWM- (November 22, 2005) "Freshman Representative “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-OH) stood on the floor of the House of Representatives today and called President Bush a coward for pardoning the White House Thanksgiving turkey.
"A real man would choke that bird with his bare hands. Cowards pardon and run, real men never do," said Schmidt. Last week the Ohio Republican drew boos and hisses by calling decorated war veteran Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) a “coward” after he recommended withdrawing from Iraq.
"This time Schmidt’s words prompted a melee that resulted in several minor injuries. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) was treated for bite wounds after he was pushed into the Republican Cloakroom by four deputy whips and assaulted. He will undergo rabies shots as a precaution.
"Once order was restored, Schmidt began rambling about eating raw giblets and refused to relinquish the floor."
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