Barrett Gets Slapped By Supporter After Concession Speech
Well, you don’t see this every day:
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett not only lost to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, but he was also slapped by a supporter after his concession speech. A woman was angry the Democratic mayor had conceded the race while people were still waiting to cast their votes, according to WISN reporter Terry Sater.
Barrett — who didn’t want to talk on camera — told Sater the woman asked him if she could slap him for conceding and he offered to hug her instead.
“He said the woman actually asked him, ‘Can I slap you?’ She was upset about him giving the concession speech while she still felt there were votes to be counted,” Sater said. “He looked at her and said ‘I’d rather you hug me’ so he leaned down thinking that she was going to hug him and she slapped him.”
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