Bill Bans Curt Weldon (R-PA) From ‘Factor;’ Congressman Responds On Floor Of The House; “He Stiffed Us!,” O’Reilly Says
From Monday night’s O’Reilly Factor: “Congressman Curt Weldon, Republican from Pennsylvania, is supposed to be here. Right now. In front of you. He didn’t show up. Didn’t call. Didn’t do anything. He’s the second guest in almost nine years not to show up. We only had two. The first one was Danny Glover. The crazy actor, he’s crazy, and we expected that. But Weldon, this is grossly irresponsible. He’s banned from ‘The Factor’ forever…”
But it didn’t end there. From the Talking Points Memo on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor:
|Republican Congressman Curt Weldon was invited to appear on this broadcast two days ago. He accepted; Weldon’s pushing a book.|
Now we expected the congressman to show up for the interview in our Washington bureau. About 15 minutes before airtime, we received an e-mail from his chief of staff Russ Caso that Weldon was on his way. One problem: Weldon was not on his way. In fact, Weldon never showed up. He stiffed us! Apparently the congressman had some late votes, and that happens all the time, but most people call. They don’t stiff us!
So I went on the air and told you exactly that Weldon did, and that he was banned from future appearances on the Factor. Well Weldon took exception to that and actually went to the house floor yesterday and said this: