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Democratic Congressman Scolds GOP On House Floor: 'Do You Stand With Your Country?' (VIDEO)

10/01/2013 03:01 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2013

Shortly before the federal government shut down at midnight on Oct. 1 over a failure to end a partisan impasse on the latest spending bill, Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) lost his cool on the House floor.

Larson's speech, which focused on a call for bipartisanship in budget talks, quickly devolved from a passionate entreaty to a screaming, red-faced rant.

"DO YOU STAND WITH YOUR COUNTRY? DO YOU STAND FOR YOUR COUNTRY? OR DO YOU WANT TO TAKE IT DOWN THIS EVENING? STAND UP FOR YOUR COUNTRY!" Larson demanded.

Watch the speech above.

(h/t Politico)

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