Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president and special adviser to the Treasury secretary, did not back down on Tuesday when the chairman of a House subcommittee accused her of lying. Warren was testifying before a subcommittee of the House oversight committee when Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, the subcommittee’s chairman, was questioning her about the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. McHenry accused Warren of giving misleading testimony at a hearing in March then argued with her about the terms of her appearance before the committee on Tuesday. What ensued was a rare departure from the decorum that usually infuses proceedings in Congress. See for yourself:

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