Minnesota Lawmaker Apologizes for Yanking Mic from Opponent

State Rep. Duane Quam Photo: Minnesota House of Representatives
State Rep. Duane Quam

October 10, 2018 03:13 PM

A Minnesota state lawmaker who is running for re-election is apologizing after he yanked a microphone from the hand of his opponent during a televised legislative forum.

Rep. Duane Quam grabbed the microphone from Democratic-Farmer-Labor party challenger Jamie Mahlberg during a Tuesday night debate at Rochester Public Library. The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that Quam took the microphone to rebut a point Mahlberg made about education funding.

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