Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) gave an unusual speech to his fellow lamakers on Tuesday. The congressman recited his own version of the holiday poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to chide Congress for failing to protect the middle class and help the unemployed, all while giving tax breaks to the rich.


"End of year coming and no jobs plan to show. They said: No regulations was the best way to go," he said.

"Then what to our debate should suddenly appear, but a sentiment from the public those in office should fear."

"C’mon Congress, be fair and be quick. Don’t be deceiving and don’t be so slick."

Watch the speech, uploaded to YouTube by Rep. Tonko, below:

[H/T: Liz Benjamin]