A video is circulating on the blogosphere today of a 2008 interview between documentarian Jan Helfeld and Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), during which Stark tells the journalist to "get the f**k out of here or I'll throw you out the window."
The threat comes at the end of an interview that grows increasingly acrimonious, in part due to Helfeld's repeated questions about the relationship between a nation's wealth and its national debt. The video first surfaced on Helfeld's website in August of 2008.
Stark is no stranger to verbal confrontations. In one example, in 2003 Stark responded to then-Rep. Scott McInnis's (R-Colo.) call for Stark to "shut up" on the House Floor by saying, "You think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on. Come over here and make me, I dare you. You little fruitcake."