Tuesday, March 20, 2012
In case you dozed off somewhere in the middle of the Star's extensive story on Frank Antenori's speeding ticket/suspended license woes, you might have missed this gem from the penultimate paragraph:
A Phoenix police officer testified against the measure last week, saying he believes it will lead to more accidents and deaths. That led the House Transportation Committee to kill the measure, and triggered an angry shouting match between Antenori and the officer outside the hearing room.
More from the Huffington Post (sigh) via the Arizona Guardian:
A Republican Arizona state senator running for the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) slammed a local police officer for opposing his legislation in a committee hearing, calling the officer a "six-foot-four, 250-pound crybaby," according to the Arizona Guardian.
State Sen. Frank Antenori laid into Phoenix police officer Walter Olsen Thursday when the officer testified against Antenori's bill aimed at reducing the number of drivers caught running red lights by cameras. Antenori accused Olsen of lying to the committee while swearing loudly and pointing his finger at him, the Arizona Guardian reports.
"I was very upset and I raised my voice but I never touched the guy," Antenori said afterward, according to the Guardian. "Trust me, if I assaulted him he'd know it. I can't help that a six-foot-four 250-pound crybaby felt intimidated by a little legislator."
Oh, Frank. You can't even stop yelling at people when you're running for Congress, can you?