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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Christopher Geldart, the deputy mayor for public safety and justice in Washington, D.C., has been suspended following his alleged violent assault on a trainer in a gym parking lot.
According to the report, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the fight looks like "a dispute over something minor" and the incident is "in review."
"Geldart, 53, was charged after a Saturday altercation with a trainer in an Arlington gym parking lot, with police saying he grabbed the victim 'by the throat,'" reported A.J. McDougall. "In surveillance footage obtained by FOX 5, Geldart (in the clip, he is the larger man on the right) can be seen chest-to-chest with the alleged victim, Dustin Woodward."
"Geldart began cursing and screaming, according to Woodward, after opening his car door and hitting the trainer’s girlfriend’s vehicle. The confrontation briefly became physical after Woodward told him to 'shut up,' the trainer added," the report continued. "Woodward told him to 'shut up,' the trainer added. 'He’s way too big to be trying to be a bully, especially with his position,' he said. 'Something should be done.'"
This comes amid a number of scandals that are facing D.C. law enforcement in the past year.
In July, a D.C. police officer was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a little girl. And at the end of last month, seven D.C. officers were removed from the violent crime division following allegations they took guns from suspects without making arrests.
Election-denying Arizona Republican who trashed mail-in voting used it over 90% of the time since 2004
On Wednesday, Arizona-based journalist Dillon Rosenblatt reported that Mark Finchem, a far-right Arizona state senator running for Secretary of State, has voted by mail more than 90 percent of the time since 2004 — despite spreading conspiracy theories about the practice, vowing to curtail it if elected, and claiming that "I don't care for mail-in voting. That's why I go to the polls."
"Finchem has been a strong advocate of ending no-excuse mail-in voting for all Arizonans which has been in place for decades and used by at least 80% of the electorate. Finchem during his debate against Democratic challenger Adrian Fontes, the former Maricopa County recorder, last month claimed he always votes at the polls," wrote Rosenblatt . "This is a lie."
Rosenblatt proceeded to back up his claim with hard data.
"Until the 2022 primary election, Finchem voted early and by mail in every single election since the 2004 general except for the 2007 City of Tucson general election. That’s 28 of 30 total elections (including this year’s)," he explained.
"The Pima County Recorder’s Office records for Finchem only went through April, but they told me he did vote at the polls for the August primary where he won in a four-person (but really two-person) race to be the GOP nominee for secretary of state, which oversees the state’s elections and sets the Elections Procedures Manual," Rosenblatt continued.
Finchem, one of a number of candidates for state election offices around the country who endorse former President Donald Trump's Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, was also president at the Capitol during the attack on January 6, although he claims not to have known an insurrection was in progress.
He has also come under fire for attacking his Democratic opponent, Adrian Fontes, with a QAnon-inspired anti-Semitic trope. At the candidate debate last month, he was panned by experts for his attempts to back up election conspiracy theories.
The Democrat who is reportedly surging against controversial GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado had harsh words for the first-term rival during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC.
"The Beat" guest host Katie Phang interviewed Democratic nominee Adam Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member.
Phang said Boebert is "getting nervous" after a poll showed her leading Frisch by just two points, 47 - 45.
"Along with extremists like Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Boebert vaulting to national attention with a mix of aggressive trolling, anti-gay comments, and race-baiting," Phang reported, playing clips of Boebert saying some of the comments that have generated controversy.
"Nationally Boebert is a lightning rod," Phang noted, "but are voters in the district concerned with more substantive issues, like economy, inflation, and abortion rights versus Robert's performative politics?"
"Your introduction is exactly why I decided to get in this race in February," Frisch replied. "People want the circus to stop and the members and the citizens of CD-3 are looking for someone else besides Lauren Boebert and her mentor, Marjorie Taylor Greene."
"I say that they're the leaders of the anger-tainment industry," Frisch argued. "And I think people are sick and tired of that, they want to focus on women's reproductive rights, getting inflation under control, and making sure there is good funding for schools, especially in the rural parts of our district."
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