Florida GOP Candidate Angrily Melts Down at Reporter
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is once again trying to run for Congress — and he’s once again flailing wildly.
After losing a Maryland Senate election in 2012 and then a Maryland congressional election in 2014, Bongino is now trying to win a congressional seat in Florida’s 19th district, despite the fact that his permanent residence in Florida is all the way on the other side of the state.
Politico reporter Marc Caputo talked with Bongino about why he’s running for Congress in a district that he doesn’t live anywhere close to, and Bongino had what can only be described as a meltdown of Chernobyl proportions.
“So why are you running for office in a city you don’t live in, in a county you don’t live in, in a district you don’t live in?” Caputo asked him.
After much hemming and hawing, Caputo got Bongino to admit that he wasn’t actually a registered voter in the district. Then Caputo really laid into him.
“So let’s see: You move down to Florida after losing two campaigns in Maryland; you say you’re going to stay in Maryland and fight; you tuck tail and run away to Florida; you go look to run in District 18, you see you’re not going to be able to win there; you try to run in District 19, you’re losing there,” he said. “You’re like a professional political candidate who loses.”
And with that Bongino completely unloaded on him.
“You’re a disgusting real piece of sh*t,” he snarled. “Go f*ck yourself, you piece of sh*t! You don’t know why I moved to Florida, motherf*cker! You shut your mouth, you f*cking coward!”
The full interview follows below — Bongino’s meltdown starts at the 14:50 mark.