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Florida Democrat Calls State of Texas ‘Crazy’

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A Rules Committee hearing on a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act got heated Monday after Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., called the state of Texas “crazy” and later refused to apologize following testimony from Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas. “I don’t know about in your state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with, and I mean that just as I said it,” Hastings said. After Burgess asked for an apology, Hastings replied: “You will wait until Hell freezes over, for me to say anything in an apology. I would apologize to you, if I was directing my comments to you. I was commenting about the state that you happened to be a resident of.”

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