At the end of a press conference in which I participated, an individual representing a website notorious for conspiracy theories started berating members of the coalition and intimidating elderly veterans, members of the clergy and victims of violence.
It quickly became a highly charged atmosphere, which required the presence of the Capitol Police. The individual in question is not new to the State House and is known for his aggressive and intimidating manner. He also was interrupting legitimate members of the media who were attempting to conduct interviews.
After watching him antagonize an elderly veteran he swung his camera my way, which produced a very human and guttural reaction. I respect both the Second Amendment and the First Amendment. It is important to note that the individual in question was physically removed from a committee room by the Capitol Police later that evening.
Regardless of the emotions and atmosphere of the moment, it does not justify the language I used that day. Out of respect for the decorum of the State House and the constituents I represent, I offer my apologies. (emphasis added)
You hear that? Only certain members of the media are considered to be 'legitimate' and anyone not on the approved list deserves to be told to go fuck themselves, and will be removed from the capitol by the armed guards of the state.
The First Amendment applies to everyone, you dickhole. A US government that forgets that may soon find itself being reminded why the Second Amendment is not to be infringed. Were I a Rhode Island voter, I would do all in my power to ensure that this douche nozzle lost the next election.