Reporters interviewed Democrat Steven Brooks after his arrest last week for threatening to shoot Nevada Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
So Steven went to the interview… shirtless.
Democrat Steven Brooks is a real man. And real men interview shirtless.
The Democratic Assemblyman from Las Vegas is in pain from medical problems and, he says, a physical beating he took before he was arrested and accused of threatening to harm Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
“I’ve had a month of hell,” Brooks said in his first interview since his arrest Saturday. “I had the worst month I had in all my life and the new year just started.”
The disjointed, 35-minute interview took place in a sparsely furnished North Las Vegas apartment. Present were Brooks, his attorney, Mitchell Posin, and a man who only identified himself as Darren and said he is Brooks’ driver.
Brooks was shirtless much of the time, walking with a heavy limp and showing a reporter myriad swollen spots on his face, neck and torso that he and Posin attributed to mistreatment before and after his arrest.
Brooks, who frequently veered off topic and consulted Posin privately at times, vowed he would be exonerated in court and said he intends to serve in the legislative session, which starts Feb. 4.
“I want fairness and justice,” Brooks said.