Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman was caught on video unleashing a profane tirade at the Latah County Fair last month when a man from his district criticized him.
In body cam footage from the Latah County Sheriff’s Department obtained by the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, an agitated Foreman tells the approaching deputy that, “this guy says I’m not doing my job, and he’s lecturing me on the Constitution. Why don’t you take a hike? Liberal nut-tard.”
The officer urges both men to move along, and that’s when Foreman completely lost control: “Yeah, go ahead, don’t vote for me, because you didn’t. Yeah, you’re a liberal nut! Go straight to hell, you son of a bitch.”
Foreman told the Daily News this week the man had accused him of abusing his power as a senator and had told him he was not representing his district.
“He attacked me personally and was unnecessarily rude,” he said.
“I would like to know why the Republicans get treated differently than the Democrats by the county fair — I want a personal apology for how we were treated,” he said, adding that he stands by every word he said and that the man in the video is just “an example of the nuttiness of the loony left.”
Here’s a transcript of the heated exchange:
CONSTITUENT: I’m just asking you—
FOREMAN: I’m tired of people like you walking up and putting out this nonsense! That’s what it is.
DEPUTY: What’s going on here, guys?
FOREMAN: This guy says I’m not doing my job and—
FOREMAN: —he’s lecturing me on the Constitution. Why don’t you take a hike? Liberal nut-tard.
DEPUTY: Why don’t you go ahead and just — just move on.
FOREMAN: Yeah, go ahead, don’t vote for me, because you didn’t. Yeah, you’re a liberal nut! Go straight to hell, you son of a bitch.
According to ShareBlue:
Foreman is a retired police officer and first-term legislator, but he already has a stunning record. He calls the separation of church and state “a figment of somebody’s imagination.” He described climate change as a liberal “scam” and told a reporter, “I know credible scientists in the former Soviet Union who have concluded the Earth is actually cooling.” He also introduced a bill to charge women who have abortions with first-degree murder.