Rep. Joe Walsh loses cool with constituents on bank regulation

Rep. Joe Walsh loses cool with constituents on bank regulation
Rep. Joe Walsh loses cool with constituents on bank regulation

Rep. Joe Walsh loses cool with constituents on bank regulation

Last Sunday, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh met with constituents at a UNO Bar & Grill on Grand Avenue in Gurnee, Ill. The event was advertised on Facebook as a “Cup of Joe with Joe” session, a townhall like meeting the freshman representative likes to hold.

Among the topics discussed was the role of regulation in the banking sector. That’s when things got interesting.

According to a video that was published on Monday, Walsh got very passionate about the Dodd-Frank law.

In the video, he started yelling at attendees, saying: “Don’t blame the banks! …This pisses me off! Too many people don’t listen!”

In a response to captiolfax.com, Walsh stated:

“I do these cup of joe’s every wkend (sic), I show up at a coffee shop or restaurant anywhere in district and anyone can come meet with me and talk to me about anything. They are fun, engaging sessions, I often get people who disagree w (sic) me on issues at these events and the conversation can be very spirited.

I am very passionate at these events as well as at my town halls. This was no different except I was working on an empty stomach and had a quicker fuse than normal.”