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Georgia Rep. sets himself apart from other Democrats

Rep. David Scott was in his usual spot, a comfy chair by the fireplace in the lobby next to the floor of the U.S. House on a recent Friday night.

All of a sudden he was surrounded by angry fellow Democrats, demanding to know why he would vote for a three-week extension of homeland security funding. The Democrats had decided to maximize their leverage by banding together to oppose Republican leaders and watch tea party conservatives sink the plan.

“The strength of the wolf is in the pack. You are voting with these damn Republicans! What is wrong with you?” Rep. Corinne Brown, D-Fla., yelled at Scott, in a scene captured by National Journal.

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