Two Democratic Congressman Nearly Come To Blows At Debate
Last night’s Vice-Presidential Debate was a veritable love fest compared to the debate that was going on in California between Congressman Howard Berman and Congressman Brad Sherman:
Think Biden-Ryan was a hard-fought debate? Then you missed the Berman-Sherman brawl up in the Valley today.
Congressman Brad Sherman put his arm around rival Congressman Howard Berman and challenged him to a fight, saying “Do you want to get into this?”
A sheriff’s deputy had to separate the two.
The pair squared off at a forum at Pierce College this afternoon. According to the Berman campaign, the confrontation arose when the two were discussing the Dream Act.
Sherman disputed that Berman had authored the legislation, at which point Berman called Sherman “delusional.”
Sherman rose to his feet — as the crowd cheered — and loudly confronted Berman. At that point, Berman took a step toward Sherman. Sherman warned him not to “get in my face,” and then moved even closer, grabbing Berman around the shoulder and saying, “You want to get into this?”
As the crowd of college students cheered and hooted, a deputy stepped up to the stage to make sure the confrontation didn’t go any further.
These two Democrats are running against each other due to redistricting, as well as California’s new Open Primary system in which they were the top two finishers. No word on whether the loser in November moves on to the WWE.
Here’s the video: