Saturday, October 4, 2008

Witness Says Congressman Hinchey Punched Citizen

George Phillips, candidate for Congress in New York's 22nd Congressional district, forwarded a Kingston (NY) Freeman article about his opponent, Congressman Maurice Hinchey. Congressman Hinchey achieved national attention last spring when he proposed price controls on gasoline, a strategy that inevitably leads to shortages and misallocation of resources. Besides Hinchey's economic illiteracy, upstate New York's 22nd district appears to have a Congressman with a violence problem.

The Freeman article reads:

Ex-candidate says he saw Hinchey strike NRA member
By Paul Kirby , Freeman staff

KINGSTON - A former candidate for Ulster County executive says he saw U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey smack a man in the head at the Rosendale Street Festival this past summer - an incident that resulted in a harassment charge against the congressman.
Allan Wikman said this week he was "dumbstruck" and "shocked" when he saw Hinchey, D-Hurley, whack Paul Lendvay, chairman of the Catskill Re-gional Friends of the National Rifle Association, on the top of Lendvay's head...

Read the rest of the article here.

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