The Broward congresswoman took offense Friday when House Republicans debating a GOP amendment to stop paying for the new health care overhaul railed against it as "Obamacare."
She stood to interupt one speaker, calling for a "parlimentary inquiry," but Rep. Tom Graves got to finish. When he was done, Wasserman Schultz asked the presiding officer whether the House members had violated a House rule that bars them from making "disparaging" remarks about the president.
She noted that they had referred to the officially titled, Affordable Care Act, as "Obamacare: "That is a disparaging reference to the president of the United States," she said. "It is meant as a disparaging reference to the president of the United States. It is clearly in violation of the House rule against that."
The presiding officer said he wouldn't rule on a "hypothetical," but added, he would "urge all members to refrain from engaging in personalities or descriptions about personalities in general."