New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien demanded that Rep. Steve Vaillancourt be removed from the House chambers after a heated argument between the two ended with Vaillancourt shouting into the mike “Sieg Heil.”
The House had been debating a voter identification bill when the Speaker called off debate.
After Vaillancourt’s removal, the House voted to allow him to come back after an apology. When Vaillancourt did come back, he didn’t apologize. O’Brien appointed a committee to induce Vaillancourt to apologize. After two more attempts, Vaillancourt finally gave an apology that was accepted by the House.
Some House members stated that Vaillancourt is originally from Vermont, suggesting that might be the cause for his behavior.