First we had Ophelia Ford losing it (and no proof yet that she’s not a complete nut job), now a couple of Alabama senators are resorting to name calling and punching. How old are those boys again?
Tempers flare, fist flies on floor of Alabama Senate
POSTED: 9:33 p.m. EDT, June 7, 2007
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Simmering tensions in the Alabama Senate boiled over Thursday when a Republican lawmaker punched a Democratic colleague in the head before they were pulled apart.
Republican Sen. Charles Bishop said Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron called him a “son of a [expletive].”
“I responded to his comment with my right hand,” Bishop said. Alabama Public Television tape captured the punch. (Watch the punch being thrown, senator’s explanation Video)
Barron denied saying that to Bishop. He said the Jasper senator used an expletive to him and he was trying to get away when he was hit by Bishop on the side of the head near an ear. He said he had not decided if he would file charges.
Read the rest over at CNN
Or you can just watch the video here: