That sounds like Don Young to me.
Courtesy of KSLA:
Independent Alyse Galvin says her 85-year-old, Republican opponent is no longer an effective advocate for the sole U.S. House district in Alaska.
Incumbent Don Young counters by touting his 45 years in the House — the longest current tenure among members — as a boon for Alaska. He calls Galvin inexperienced and claims she would side with the most liberal part of the Democratic party.
Polling is traditionally unreliable in Alaska because of the large pockets of rural voters. But some surveys show Galvin closing the gap on Young in the spirited race in which Galvin has complained that Young shook her hand so hard, she screamed “that hurts!’ and called it a “cheap bullying tactic.”
Young said Galvin faked it.
“Well, of course, it was staged,” Young told The Associated Press. “She just made that up.”
Here’s the problem with the “she made it up” defense, Don Young has done thing type of thing before.
Remember this from 2014?
Courtesy of IM:
NBC News producer Frank Thorp V caught the late-for-the-conference-meeting Alaska Republican’s manhandling of an unsuspecting staffer on camera. Per Thorp’s Twitter feed, the aide had attempted to redirect Young to enter the already-in-progress GOP strategy session through another doorway when things got physical.
“While returning to the GOP conference meeting to discuss the ongoing situation on our southern border, I was caught off guard by an unidentified individual who was physically blocking me from reentering the room,” Young said in a statement. “Regardless, my reaction was wrong and I should have never placed my hands on the young man.”
Or perhaps you remember the time that Don Young claimed to have killed a man for touching him.
Also courtesy of IM:
Earlier this month, according to the Alaska Dispatch News, Young’s Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar said that he had put his hand on Young’s arm backstage while they were talking before a debate.
“He freaked out. There is no other way to describe it,” Dunbar told ADN. “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.'”
A radio station employee who was backstage confirmed to ADN that she heard Young, 81, saying “something about the last guy who touched me, blah, blah” to Dunbar, who is 30.
When Roll Call asked Young if “the last person who touched him ended up dead,” he said that yeah there “was some truth to it.”
So do I think that Young probably squeezed Alyse Galvin’s hand until she screamed, yeah, I think there is some truth to it.
I also think it is time for this asshole to be replaced by a politician who isn’t a giant dick and does not think they can bully people any damn time they want.