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Seattle Republican melts down at meeting — threatens fellow council member and curses out her son before storming off

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A Republican official melted down at a meeting of the Pierce County Council South in Washington state, reports the Seattle Times.

Pam Roach is a fixture of Washington politics who previously served in the statehouse where she “regularly broke Senate decorum.”

She has been described as “a suburban-Mormon-granny version of Yosemite Sam: a gun-toting hothead quaking with fury” and has been accused of “brandishing guns at staffers and conniving to out closeted gay Republican colleagues.”

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On October 5, she turned that fury on her son at the Pierce County Council budget retreat where they were discussing a mental-health crises center.

Roach was angry about a detail of the budget and told a fellow Republican that she was “gonna put you…” before her son gaveled her down.

Roach then became angry at her son, telling him “F*ck you, I’m leaving!”

She then sent an email to the local newspaper defending her actions: “I got very passionate during a political discussion with my fellow councilmembers, including my son Dan. In the heat of the moment I used harsh words that I regret. It was a mistake. I love my son dearly but sometimes we have political disagreements… It seems I’ve been listening to too many Democrat protesters lately.”

Here’s a taste of Roach’s conduct from another meeting in which she feuded with another council member and threatened to turn off his microphone.

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