GOP Pennsylvania Senate Leader Screams For Three Minutes As Dem Rep Reads Letter From Homeless Man

Penn Live reports:

Pennsylvania’s state Senate erupted this week over a bill that ended funding for the some of the poorest residents, leading a Republican lawmaker to shout over his Democratic colleague for nearly three minutes.

Republicans have pushed to end the decades-old General Assistance program but Democrats on Wednesday introduced amendments to save the monthly funding for certain populations, such as domestic violence victims, people with disabilities or veterans, Penn Live reported.

Freshman state Sen. Katie Muth (D) began reading a letter from John Boyd, a formerly homeless man from Philadelphia who said the state’s program was a “second chance at life.” But Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R) made a motion to cut off the debate and called for a vote.