State Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, accused state Sen. Mike Jacobs of "using profanity and pointing his finger before he punched me with his fist in my chest" following a heated debate.There is no video of this incident, well unfortunate for those of you who want the entertainment, but FOX Chicago was contacted by the Illinois Secretary of State Capitol Police to request a copy of the aired story.
McCarter said he gave a statement about the incident to the Secretary of State police.
Jacobs, D-East Moline, brushed off the incident as an emotional outburst common at the end of a legislative session when big issues are being debated and tempers are flaring.
At issue was electric utility rate hike legislation being pushed by Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois.
The measure was sponsored by Jacobs, whose father, former state Sen. Denny Jacobs, also is a lobbyist for ComEd.
During the debate, McCarter highlighted the family ties, which triggered Jacobs to later walk across the aisle to confront McCarter.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Illinois Democrat Slugs Republican on Senate Floor
Gateway Pundit. You know I never thought of the Illinois State Senate as a place for legislative fisticuffs. Here's another story that describes what happened: