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WI Dem Assemblyman Admits He Threatened Republican Colleagues

"You are f---ing dead."

8:55 PM, Feb 28, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Daily Caller reports:

On Monday, Milwaukee AM 620 WTMJ radio host Charlie Sykes detailed an encounter between Democratic State Rep. Gordon Hintz, who had previously been busted in a prostitution sting, and Republican State Rep. Michelle Litjens, in which the rules of civility were completely ignored after a vote to “engross” a state budget repair bill.

“After the vote to engross, he turns to a female conservative Republican, who is also from the Oshkosh area, looks at her and says, ‘You are f—ing dead,’” Sykes said. “He didn’t say ‘f—ing,’ he said the whole thing. He says to a female colleague, ‘You are f—ing dead.’”

There isn't audio of the incident, but Allahpundit points out Democratic assemblyman Hintz admitted he cursed out his GOP colleagues, though "he would not confirm his exact comments."

“I believe my response was shock. The only way they were going to pass this bill was by ignoring and shredding rules of the Assembly,” Hintz said. “I apologized (Monday) when I learned my comments may have been taken personally by someone.”

Litjens, who said she did not take Hintz’ comments personally, believed he was directing it to all Republicans because they voted to move the bill ahead. “I was the closest one,” she said.

She accepted his apology but turned to Assembly leadership to request that Hintz be disciplined.

According to Memeorandum, mainstream news outlets aren't reporting on Hintz's verbal assault. Can you imagine what the response would be if a Republican had told a Democratic colleague she was "f---ing dead" in the wake of a controversial vote?

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