Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cleaver (D) Not Actually Spit on?

Representative Cleaver said that he was spit on by a protester. A video has finally surfaced from the critical view point. It appears from the clip that the 'spitter' was just yelling, and did not intentionally spit in the congressman's face. A spit it was probobly not, but that does not mean he did not get hit with a little bit of a spray; still not pleasant.

"While it appears Cleaver may have experienced a spraying of sorts as a result of the yelling, it does not support a conclusion that he was intentionally spat upon, as claimed.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) issued a statement late Saturday saying that he was spit upon while walking to the Capitol to cast a vote, leading the Capitol Police to usher him into the building out of concern for his safety. Police detained the individual, who was then released because Cleaver declined to press charges.

You can see it clearly at 1:25 seconds in. If that is indeed the case, then Cleaver owes an apology to protesters for his false accusation."

Video embedded below.

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