Protestors upset with their congressman for what they believed to be his support of President Obama’s executive amnesty were gathered, signs in hand, ready to confront Republican Rep. Stephen Knight of California. The sidewalk encounter almost escalated into more of a confrontation than anyone likely expected.
In a YouTube video posted by a group called We The People Rising, the freshman lawmaker is seen and heard threatening a protestor named Mike who had patted Knight twice on the shoulder after charging that the lawmaker had lied about his votes dealing with complex legislation impacting Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
Knight, an Army veteran and former Los Angeles police officer, was visibly upset when he moved aggressively toward Mike the protestor, put his hand on his chest, and said, “If you touch me again, I’ll drop your a**.”
After the threat, Rep. Knight backed away and took a few minutes to try to explain to the crowd his votes on the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, H.R. 240, that passed back and forth between the House and Senate. By clicking on the video above, you can watch the extraordinary incident on a California sidewalk where a GOP representative is caught on camera threatening a constituent who challenged his integrity.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth