Colorado Republican Kicks Photographer

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Douglas Bruce did so during his swearing in ceremony. It appears he was carrying a bible at the time. There's video, too! From CBS 4 Denver:


New lawmaker Douglas Bruce brought a Bible to the Legislature on Monday and apparently kicked a photographer for taking his picture during the morning prayer, but he didn't get the swearing-in ceremony he demanded, with the full House in attendance.
Bruce got upset when a photographer, Javier Manzano, from the Rocky Mountain News took his picture during the traditional prayer to open Monday's brief session. A CBS4 News videographer saw Bruce make a kicking motion, but didn't see the actual contact.
How often does a politician at the state level get his own entry in Wikipedia! And, boy oh boy, this guy has some fun stuff in there, including some time in jail!
"Don't do that again," Bruce said, then brought down the sole of his shoe hard on the photographer's his bent knee. Bruce offered no explanation or apology as the photographer left.

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