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Video: Rep. Don Young Squares Off with Witness at Hearing

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

You wouldn't think a hearing by the House Natural Resources Committee to discuss oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be particularly interesting, but you'd be wrong.

Fireworks went off last Friday when Alaska Rep. Don Young accidentally called witness Douglas Brinkley "Mr. Rice." In a break of the usual protocol, Brinkley interrupted Young to correct him. Young did not like that one bit and the two men argued.

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When committee chair Rep. Doc Hastings intervened to calm things down, Brinkley smugly interrupted him as well.

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