A female Politico reporter noted on Twitter Thursday than an Alaskan Republican congressman pushed her and cursed at her while she was interviewing a different lawmaker in the Capitol.
Reporter Melanie Zanona tweeted that Rep. Don Young (R-AK) "just physically shoved me and told me to get out of his way 'd*mnit' as I was trying to interview another lawmaker outside the door of the House chamber."
Rep. @DonYoungAK just physically shoved me and told me to get out of his way “damnit” as I was trying to interview… https://t.co/hiNQsDmVKd— Melanie Zanona (@Melanie Zanona)1554390627.0
After Zanona posted about the incident, NBC News' Rebecca Shabad claimed Rep. Young once shoved her, too.
He once did this to me, too. https://t.co/ZVww4rTe8j— Rebecca Shabad (@Rebecca Shabad)1554391038.0
Daily Beast reporter Scott Bixby added that the Alaska Republican once "put a ten-inch knife to John Boehner’s throat during a debate about earmarks."
Rep. Don Young is best known for referring to Latino immigrants as “wetbacks” and blaming Alaska’s high suicide rat… https://t.co/vblkFLhtnm— Scott Bixby (@Scott Bixby)1554392225.0
UPDATE 1: 32 EST:
Later on Thursday, Zanona tweeted that Young called her to apologize and that she had accepted it.
Don Young has called me to personally apologize, which I accepted and very much appreciate. Told him we were just t… https://t.co/HWDoz9Pi7h— Melanie Zanona (@Melanie Zanona)1554397942.0