These are emotional times, as was evident on the U.S. House floor last Friday. Rep. Haley Stevens wouldn't yield the microphone after her allotted minute, working herself into a fiery passion about the coronavirus, talking about the need for Congress to "take this disease seriously."
“The outbreak of Covid-19 has spread throughout our land. Listen to the scientists and the doctors who have spent a lifetime in this space. Listen to Dr. Fauci, this is not a moment to provide the false comforts of times past," she said before the House voted on a coronavirus relief package.
After her minute, the first-trerm Democrat from Rochester Hills ignored the directive from Rep. Anthony Brown, who was presiding over proceedings and told Stevens: "The gentleman from Maryland is recognized."
Haley, whose district includes Troy, Bloomfield Hills and Livonia, asked for 30 more seconds and continued to speak, waving her hands covered in pink latex gloves as the House gavel banged and she was told "the gentlelady is out of order."
She eventually got 30 more seconds. As she continued after that, she was repeatedly told she was out of order.