Did you know you can filibuster the House of Representatives too?

At least that is what former Congressman Pat Toomey thinks.

Here is what he said on CNN’s John King USA:

I opposed many of our spending bills. I personally led a filibuster on the House floor against my own party because I thought they were intending to bust the budget and spend too much money. So the record is very clear I have stood up to my party when I thought they were wrong.  

In reality, filibusters have been forbidden in the House of Representatives since 1842.

Watch the video, where Toomey claims he led a filibuster at the 5:30 mark:

Pat Toomey represented Pennsylvania’s 15th district (Allentown, Bethlehem, Northampton, Easton) from 1999 to 2005. In 2004, he challenged Specter for the Republican Senate nomination and lost. This year, Toomey is the Republican candidate for Senate and is running against Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA 7).  


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