An Arizona Democrat said that he “wanted to punch” a female Republican colleague in the state legislature “in the throat” over the passage of school choice legislation she introduced, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.
State Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, a Democrat, said that his desire to attack Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko was because of the way that Lesko was “prancing around” after her legislation passed.
“I wanted to punch her in the throat,” Rubalcava wrote on his Facebook page.
Rubalcava initially declined to apologize for the violent statement, but has since deleted his post and expressed remorse.
Originally published by the Washington Free Beacon.