July 31st, 2013
09:30 AM ET

State Rep. Mike Bost Rants to Protect Rules, Constitution & Children

Illinois State Representative Mike Bost (R) is known for his spirited rants on the General Assembly floor, which have gone viral on YouTube. Bost spoke to CNN's Kate Bolduan about running for the 12th Congressional District of Illinois, what sets him off and why Congress may “need more passion.”

“There are only about two things that really bother me,” Bost says. “When I’m working in the general assembly and someone just violates the rules and therefore takes those rules away from my constituents and my ability to defend my constituents and work on certain pieces of legislations, that’s a problem…

"...And if you’re going to violate the Constitution, either of Illinois or the United States, I have a problem with that. That and protecting my children are probably the things that would do that.”

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  1. Stuart

    Honestly, while the level and actions of his tirade were over the top, WHY he did it was pretty justifiable. Seriously, getting a novel-length piece of legislation filled with legalese and being told "We're voting on this in 20 minutes" is a pretty crappy way to run a government, regardless of which side pulls it.

    January 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  2. Armand

    Nice role model....NOT
    No wonder America's youth is out of control....they take example from MORONS

    July 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  3. ak_steve

    Really? We reward losing our temper and acting like an ranting baby to get our way? This guy is loony. If you can't control your temper you have serious behavior problems. And if you think it is OK to act like this, then you have serious mental problems. God help us if this is the role model we want our kids to follow.

    July 31, 2013 at 10:51 am | Reply

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