Monday, August 20, 2007

When Democrats Attack

Well, since he's a Democrat, he'll probably get off scot-free.

Congressman Charged After Altercation
Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) was involved in an altercation last night at Dulles Airport. He was allegedly angered by the amount of time it was taking to get his luggage and tried to push his way through the United Airlines baggage claim office. The release below is from The Washington Area Airports Authority.

“Around 6 PM on Sunday, Aug. 19, Airports Authority Police were called to the United Airlines bag claim office at Dulles for a report of an incident with a passenger regarding his baggage.
The individual allegedly attempted to enter an area authorized for airline employees only, pushed aside the employee's outstretched arm and refused to leave the area when asked by an airline employee
. When MWAA officers arrived a few minutes later, the man had left the office and was waiting in the area of a bag carousel. Officers interviewed him and witnesses and released him. Before the individual left the airport, officers advised him that the airline employee would be pursuing charges. The airline employee appeared before a Loudoun County Magistrate later that evening and a summons was obtained charging Robert Filner (DOB 09/04/1942) with assault and battery, a class 1 misdemeanor. Mr. Filner is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County General District Court on October 2.”
Has the statute of limitations on blaming Rove expired?

Cynthia McKinney was unavailable for comment.

UPDATE 5:15: Since I first posted this, a number of news sites have picked up on it, conveniently omitting Filner's party affiliation, which is typical. It struck me odd that (D-CA) was included in the original link from MSNBC. Hot Air has the details.

And I see the folks in San Diego know his affiliation.
WASHINGTON -- Local Democratic Rep. Bob Filner has been summoned to court on assault and battery charges after an incident at Dulles Airport where he allegedly pushed a United Airlines bag claim employee.
UPDATE II 7:48: The news elicits this juvenile response at Wonkette:
Filner’s been charged with assault and battery. If he’d been a Republican, of course, the “UA employee” would’ve been a 9-year-old whore.
Always classy over there.

Also weighing in are Sister Toldjah and Wizbang!

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