Josh Rogers of NHPR is in Cleveland. He just tweeted this out:
I've been seeing a lot of NH media and NH folks talking about how this is "just Al." This kind of behavior is tacitly accepted by our media and our legislature. He's never had to deal with any consequences for the outlandish and frequently dishonest things he's said in public, and that has served to embolden him to the point where he has called for the execution of a presidential candidate who has not been arrested, charged, or convicted of anything.
Some of Al's greatest hits:
The time he testified at a hearing that the state of NH was selling babies to gay couples for $10,000 per baby. I was at that hearing.
The time Al testified at a hearing that phasing out lead fishing tackle was a part of the UN's Agenda 21 to invade the tackle boxes of NH fishermen. I was at this hearing, too.
Or the time he insisted that there was a double triple secret 13th amendment to the US Constitution that was intentionally deleted.
Then there was the time he approved of the booing of a gay Marine. http://miscellanyblue.com/post/11008145182
And finally, there was the nipple incident.
I keep reading that there isn't any way to expel him from the House (not true - it's just never been done) and that the voters in his district will have to take care of it.
Here's the thing. As long as Al was embarrassing himself on the NH State House floor, he wasn't my problem. He wasn't MY representative.
Right now, Al is representing NH on the world stage. He has become MY representative. Yours, too, if you live in NH.
This is not acceptable. This is not the face New Hampshire wants to be showing to the world.
h/t to Josh Rogers