Watch Republican Congressman @repdonyoung (R-AK) headbutt the camera when we asked him if it’s okay to ask foreign governments to interfere in our elections.
And no, he never answered the question. pic.twitter.com/FWgmkdzycG
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) October 31, 2019
Courtesy of Esquire:
It’s not every day you see a United States congressman go Zidane on a camera in the halls of the Capitol, but then again, the year is 2019. We ought to be thankful there were no Stone Cold Stunners involved. Granted, it is probably annoying as hell to have some guy following you around your place of work asking you the same question over and over. Also granted, you signed up to be an elected official, meaning a core component of your chosen profession—at least in theory—is to be constantly held accountable by the public, the press, and your peers. Of course, a big problem in our politics of the moment is that the president’s Republican allies refuse to exercise their constitutional powers to hold him accountable for abusing his authority and violating his oath of office.
That was the point at issue Thursday when Representative Don Young of Alaska was tailed through the hallways by activists from MoveOn, a lefty group with a simple question for him: “Do you think it’s OK for the president to pressure foreign governments to interfere in our elections?” Of course, being a Republican congressman in the Year of Our Lord 2019, Young was never going to offer up the simple—and seemingly obvious—answer: No, that’s not cool. Instead, he opted for the playful, but nonetheless weird, headbutt.
I have to say that in the realm of possibly violent things that Don Young might do to you this is actually fairly mild.
Keep in mind that Don Young once twisted the arm of a page who tried to block him from entering a House chamber late, threatened to bite a colleague, and bragged about killing a man.
So yeah, a head butt is probably just Young’s way of saying hi.
And before any of you start with that whole “Why don’t you just vote him out?” crap keep in mind that I have been trying to do just that for the last forty goddamn years.
He just won’t fucking go.