Ranting Michigan Congresswoman Refuses To Yield House Floor

WWJ News
March 27, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Haley Stevens

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) FILE

(WWJ) Wearing pink latex gloves which she oft waved in the air, a Michigan Congresswoman was ruled out of order in the U.S. House on Friday.

Rep. Haley Stevens refused to yield the House floor during discussion about the massive $2.2 trillion aid package to help struggling American workers and businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A shouting Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, said she was wearing the gloves "to tell every American not to be afraid."

“I rise before you adorning these latex gloves not for personal attention, not for personal attention but to encourage you to take this disease seriously. I rise for every American who is scared right now," she yelled.

"The gentle lady is out of order," Rep. Anthony Brown, who running the proceedings, said after Stevens had exhausted her allotted time. 

House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, eventually yielded his time to Stevens, allowing her 30 more seconds to speak.

"Our country loves you to our doctors and our nurses," Stevens said, noting however that they would be "pushed" and would see  "darkness."

Amid all the commotion, it was difficult to determine exactly what point Stevens was attempting to make. 

The package of aid bills, which passed the Senate with unanimous consent, passed the House Friday afternoon. President Trump then signed the legislation, speeding $1,200 payments to nearly every American