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April 17, 2014

Connecticut Democrat Calls Christopher Murphy a ‘Whore’

During an otherwise-tame debate in Connecticut on Thursday night, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate called her opponents by special nicknames: “Whore” and “Ignorant.”

Lee Whitnum got to make the first closing remark at the end of the debate. She began by saying she would be changing her statement “a little tiny bit.”

“I’m appalled that when I talk about the neo-conservative somehow it’s twisted to be some sort of racist comment,” she said. That the neo-cons were involved in the Iraq War is “documented fact,” she railed.

“I’m dealing with ‘Whore’ here,” she said gesturing to Rep. Christopher Murphy standing on her left. “Who sells his soul to [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], who will say anything for the job.”

She then turned to state Rep. William Tong and gestured across the room: “[And] ‘Ignorant’: His response to what I said was just shocking,” she continued.

Really, lady? That was the shocking part?

When it was Murphy’s turn to speak he said he might rethink advocating for all candidates to participate in the debates.

Just out of the shot, you can hear Whitnum wonder aloud: “How does one describe you?”

Watch Whitnum name her opponents here.

 

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