VIDEO: State GOP lawmaker yanks mic from female challenger during debate

OCTOBER 10, 2018

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Minnesota Rep. Duane Quam (R) is under fire after a video online showed him snatching the microphone away from his female opponent during a debate Monday night.

The four-term GOP incumbent was debating Democratic newcomer Jamie Mahlberg when the incident occurred.

The article goes on to state the following:

Quam and Mahlberg passed a single microphone back and forth as they discussed a variety of issues. But when Mahlberg answered a question about how to address education funding, Quam raised a card to signal he wanted to offer a rebuttal.

Instead of waiting for Mahlberg to pass him the microphone, he snatched it from her, prompting a look of surprise by Mahlberg.

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  1. Rebecca October 10th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I didn’t see anything wrong with it, they are time sensitive. He didn’t yank it away from her smh friggin fragile cup cakes I’m telling ya. Maybe they fact I grew up with 7 awesome brothers gives me a better perspective idk.


    • Timon October 10th, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      I agree with Rebecca!


    • Peachy October 10th, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      I agree. When she finished talking, she looked away from him like she had had the final word and nothing more could be said instead of offering the mike to him for any rebuttal. More liberal whining on this one.


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