Wife-Beating GOP Candidate To Run Against Maine’s Susan Collins   Leave a comment

…and in other news, Mrs. Lincoln, the play was well-received….

Why are so many conservatives odious people? It’s a rhetorical question, don’t answer. But the latest one to catch my attention is a doozy.

Erick Bennett is Susan Collins’ conservative primary challenger for her Senate seat. He’s also a nasty wife-beater.(Crooks & Liars)

Mother Jones’ has more on Susan Collins’ prospective GOP primary opponent…quoting:

A little over a week after the incident, Angela took the couple’s children and drove to her parents’ house. She reported the alleged assault to the Bangor police in early February of that year. “I finally feel strong enough to press charges against him,” Angela wrote in the police report. The couple went to court in early May. After a one day trial, a judge found Erick guilty of assaulting Angela and sentenced him to 60 days in prison. The judge then waived the sentence, and ordered a year’s probation and the completion of a batterer’s intervention program.

Erick told the court he never hurt Angela. According to court records, “Erick testified that…Angela wearing high heels, tripped over her own legs and that Erick attempted to catch her, but failed, and they fell to the floor.” He told Mother Jones, “She came at me and started hitting me in the chest. I put my hands up and stopped her, and she fell…I tried to not land on her hard, and I didn’t. I did lay there a second because she was freaking out.” As for the charge that he threatened to kill her, Erick insists, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”(Mother Jones)

Well, isn’t that nice…blame the wife for what happened. And this guy‘s supposed to be the Republican challenger to incumbent Sen. Susan Collins(R-ME)? Oy, vey…and Republicans still wonder why they still can’t convince women to vote for them?

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Posted January 24, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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