Did Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young murder someone once?
According to Wonkette:
(Young’s opponent Forrest Dunbar) said the two were walking near each other backstage (before their debate) when Young said angrily, “You’re not from Cordova any more than I’m from Fort Yukon. I had you looked into.”
Dunbar, raised in that Southcentral Alaska town after his family moved there from Eagle in the Interior when he was a child, said he tried politely responding to Young. Young grew up in California and moved to Alaska as a young man, not long after serving in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950s.
Dunbar, who now lives in Anchorage, said he was puzzled and in a friendly gesture touched Young on his arm lightly and asked: “What are you talking about?” Then:
“He freaked out,” said Dunbar. “There is no other way to describe it.
“He kind of snarled at me and said, ‘Don’t you ever touch me. Don’t ever touch me. The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead,’” said Dunbar.
A profile in Roll Call reports that Young and his staff have no official clarification.
CQ Roll Call asked Young about the comment. The congressman’s response: “There’s some truth to that.”
Sam Seder video.
Here’s a video about a time Young grabbed the arm of a congressional staffer at the Capitol.
Roll Call reported that the staffer tried to prevent the congressman from entering a GOP meeting through a side door. After holding his arm for several moments, Young let go and entered the meeting.