Lib Rep. Brown Lashes Out at ‘Gotcha’ Media: “It’s Always Some Bull***t!” (Video)
Lib Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) responded to her embarrassing gaffe from earlier in the week by lashing out at a WTEV reporter:
“It’s always some bull***t!”
Local Representative Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) lost her cool Friday afternoon when Action News asked the congresswoman about the viral video controversy where she forgets the name of a city in her district and the name of young murder victim, Somer Thompson.
The CNN video being circulated around starts with a question about race.
“Would you, would your fellow African American lawmakers, be concerned about this case if Trayvon wasn’t black?”
In response, Congresswoman Brown brings up the 2009 murder of Somer Thompson.
“We had an incident in my area where a young white female was murdered,” Brown said to the CNN anchor.
The anchor then asked Brown, “What was her name?”
Stammering she says, “The young lady that got killed? In Orange County?”
After multiple questions, she admits she doesn’t remember the name. And to clear up the confusion, the murder took place in Orange Park not in Orange County.
On Friday, Action News reporter Alex Hill caught up with Brown and gave her the opportunity to explain.
“Was it just a memory lapse? Can you explain,” Hill asked Brown.
Brown responded, “You know what, I have problems with reporters and the ‘gotcha.’ We were talking about a totally different case. So, now you’re asking me about a case that happened two years ago. We’re talking about the Somer case.”
“So, you do know her name,” Hill said.
“I went to the wake. I participated.”
But things escalated from there.
“One of the things that I have problems with, in the media is, it’s always some bull****,” Brown exclaimed into our camera.
Fuming, she reminded her constituents, those who are now questioning her role as a congresswoman, to remember the money she gave the Clay County Sheriff’s Office during the Thompson investigation.
Hat Tip Joseph