House GOPer calls Pelosi 'Veruca Salt' for private jet funds

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) early Tuesday morning compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Veruca Salt, a spoiled and greedy character in the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

"Do you remember Willy Wonka and Veruca Salt? Well she's now the speaker. Yeah, she's Veruca Salt," said Terry on Fox News' "Red Eye."

Veruca Salt meets her end in the film after throwing a fit because Wonka would not sell her father a golden-egg laying goose for her to keep as a pet.

"Instead of 'Daddy, can I have another pony?' It's 'Daddy, can I have another plane?' Of course 'Daddy' is now Chairman Murtha," Terry added. Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) is chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

Terry referenced an item recently included in a House defense appropriations bill that provided for private jets accessible for members of Congress and government officials. House Democratic leaders have since struck funding for the jets.

Democrats have been criticized for adding the jet appropriation even though the Pentagon did not request funding for it.

Here is video of the exchange: