Texas Rep Says ‘You, Sir, Shut Up’ to Shouting Constituent

All hell broke loose at a town hall in Texas when Rep. Joe Barton (R., Texas) told one of his constituents to "shut up" when he got too loud.

This "[set] off even more heated reactions," Dallas News reported on Monday.

The back and forth started when Barton began discussing a bill about violence against women, which he had previously vetoed because he believed the issue should be left to the states rather than the federal government.  People began booing and yelling no while Barton spoke.

A constituent shouted at Barton about the issue.

"It’s violence against women, that’s a national issue," the constituent yelled. "That is an issue that impacts everyone everywhere, not only in this country but everywhere."

Barton pointed at the person and said, "You, you sir, shut up."

The crowd got even more raucous.

One man yelled, "What is that? You don't tell anybody to shut up."

"You don't tell anybody to shut up–this, you work for us," a man yelled back.