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Tea party Rep. blames angry outburst on ‘too much coffee’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, November 10, 2011 14:42 EDT
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Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) reacts to video of his angry outburst at a town hall. Screenshot via ABC 7 in Chicago.
 
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When Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) blew up at a constituent earlier this week, shouting “Don’t blame the banks!” when confronted on questions about the economy, it was all because of an “empty stomach” and “too much coffee,” he said.

Speaking to WLS-TV, an ABC News affiliate in Chicago, the woman who seemed to trigger the outburst claimed that Walsh had offered an apology later on, but didn’t back down from his defense of Wall Street.

The video below is from ABC 7 in Chicago.

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(H/T: ThinkProgress.)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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