Wis. Democrat Talks of 'Smacking' Woman Who Hung Up on Him

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 02:34 PM

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Wisconsin Democratic state Rep. Fred Clark was caught on an answering-machine recording as saying he felt like hitting a woman who hung up on him when he called asking for support in a recall election against a state Senate Republican. When the woman, identified on the recording as Mrs. Stapleton, hung up, Clark kept talking, unaware that he was being recorded, reports DailyCaller.com.

“I feel like calling her back and smacking her around,” the Caller quotes him as saying.

The state’s Republican Party was quick to issue a statement berating Clark about the incident.

“This disturbing and inappropriate comment gives us an unfortunate glimpse of what Representative Clark is like when he thinks no one is listening,” said John Hogan, director of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate in Wisconsin’s GOP. Hogan raised the specter of domestic violence in relation to the comment.

Clark is challenging Republican Sen. Luther Olsen in a recall election, one of several recall votes in the Badger State this summer related to Gov. Scott Walker's budget cuts.

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