Obama Cabinet Member Threatens to Punch Out Reporter After Interview (Video)

It’s an Obama world…
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar threatened to punch a reporter after an interview on Election Day.

Via the Reporter Herald:

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar threatened to punch a reporter with the Colorado Springs Gazette after the reporter asked him about the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horses program at an Election Day get-out-the-vote event.

Reporter Dave Philipps conducted a two-minute interview with Salazar, a Democrat, at the event at an Obama campaign office in Fountain on Election Day.

The interview — recorded by Philipps and witnessed by Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization — was “perfectly pleasant” until the end, Kathrens said.

“He asked him about what his major accomplishments were and then asked him about his travels, what he was doing, and then he asked him about the 1,700 wild horses in BLM holding facilities,” she said. “Salazar said he didn’t know very much about it but that it was his understanding there was an investigation being done.”

Philipps broke a story in September, in cooperation with ProPublica, about a Colorado man named Tom Davis who has purchased 1,700 wild horses from the federal government but can’t produce documentation on what happened to them.

Davis is a proponent of horse slaughter, which is illegal on wild horses roaming public lands. For two years, he has sought investors for a slaughterhouse, Philipps’ story said.

After the interview, Kathrens said she tried to shake Salazar’s hand. He brushed past her, she said, and approached Philipps.

Salazar then reportedly was caught on tape saying, “Don’t you ever … You know what, you do that again, … I’ll punch you out.”

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  • nadadhimmi

    The omnipotent Lord hath spoken. These “officials ” need to be taken down quite a few notches. Their contempt for the American People is obvious. What a swine!

  • Perfected democrat

    Salazar is a blowhard hypocrite, the Democrats have become a criminal syndicate, they need to be indicted for everything from malfeasance to election fraud to racketeering.

  • Tracey Starnes

    Death Panels for horses. Thanks Obama.

  • mg4us

    Rep issa needs to investigate Salazar and where the horse went!!! NOW!!

    As well as Benghzi!!!!

    And Vote fraud in Ohio, PA and FL!!!!!

  • forest

    Why did Salazar threaten the horse activist guy? For asking an ambush question?

  • squeaky

    obama could have won by one vote and he and his cronies would believe he/they have a mandate from the people. and off topic i was thinking about Paetraus and remembered a couple of friends who turned down promotions because they knew the landscape and knew they would only be used scapegoats to cover for the person to be replaced. they protect their own and even in political patronage there is a pecking order.

  • squeaky

    “For asking an ambush question?” probably for asking a question that he didn’t want asked. when you sweep the dirt under the rug and i sweep it out.

  • Dave

    Impeach him! Charges would include threatening assault and denying the reporter his constitutional right of free speech.

  • Stella Baskomb

    If only the people would see them for what they are.

    Too bad that we live in the country of the [willingly] blind – – where the one-eyed man is King.

    And his henchmen rule.

    That’s transparency for you.

  • AnnaS

    Imagine if a Republican official behaved like this! This country is run by a bunch of thugs who threaten any who disagree. It is a true dictatorship. AND with the approval of the majority!

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  • even steven

    I’d love to have some high ranking democrat punch me. It would justify me defending myself.

  • Aaron G.

    Dumbass has always wore that stupid cowboy hat.

  • Where the Hell does Sleazear get off saying, “Never do that…”? All these damned Obamacrats think they’re entitled to order people around.

    I think you can take him, Phillips. Go ahead, duke it out with Sleazear.

    (That is a darling hat, though — I’ll give Sleazear that.)

  • kato

    Over 100,000 guys risking their lives abroad, and the country is being run by scum.

  • toto

    I think the last part must have been cut off because I didn’t hear him say anything about punching the guy out. Where did I miss it?

  • LawDog

    I agree with even steven. The minute this POS said he’d punch me out, I’d have forced the issue and broken his jaw.

  • Winston Wolfe

    It’s long past time to start drilling these leftists. Long past.

    Threaten me with violence? Make your best move, boy.

  • RiderInTheNight

    Hey Salazar threaten to punch me. I’ll Stand My Ground! This old fool could’t fight his way out of a wet tampon wraper.