‘The Last Guy Who Touched Me Ended Up Dead’: GOPer Reportedly Threatens Opponent
A Republican congressman’s opponent claims that he received a death threat from his political rival right before they faced off in a debate. Rep. Don Young (R- Alaska) and Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar ran into each other before their debate on October 3rd, and according to Dunbar, Young tried to intimidate him by sending a few threatening words his way.
He told the Alaska Dispatch News that Young “freaked out,” and explained, “He kind of snarled at me and said, ‘Don’t you ever touch me. Don’t ever touch me. The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead.'”
Dunbar doesn’t think Young was seriously threatening him, just trying to shake him up a little, but that’s not even the oddest part of this whole saga. Roll Call reached out to Young directly about those reported comments, and here’s how he replied:
“There’s some truth to that.”
It’s unclear if he was suggesting there was some truth to what Dunbar said, or, more hair-raisingly, if there was some truth to someone ending up dead. Young didn’t elaborate, and his press secretary instructed CQ Roll Call to move on.
[h/t Daily Intelligencer]
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