The debate over the government shutdown escalated to a new level of craziness Saturday afternoon, as the fight between CHIP or DACA ended up with a forced vote on whether a simple poster could be used as a visual during a speech.

During statements on the House floor, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) was using a red poster with a picture of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with a quote he had uttered in 2013: “A government shutdown is the politics of idiocy.”

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) burst out in objection, claiming that the poster of Schumer was “disparaging to a member of the Senate.”

That brought everything to a halt.

Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) inspected the poster and pronounced it as in line with the House rules.

That didn’t satisfy Perlmutter, who demanded a vote on the matter.

The House had to stop and vote, 224 to 173, to uphold Womack’s decision, before Byrne could proceed with his speech.

But the debacle continued, as Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) objected to Byrne’s remarks, bringing everything to a stop again, before he finally gave in and withdrew his objection.

However, Sen. Schumer used a poster with a picture of President Trump during his speech on the Senate floor Saturday morning.

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