A Republican congressional candidate in Florida had one of the biggest meltdowns of the entire political season during a heated exchanged with a reporter.
Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service agent and two-time loser at the ballot box. Previously Bongino had run for Maryland Senate in 2012, and then Maryland congress in 2014. Now Bongino is running for a congressional seat in Florida’s 19th district. Bongino does now live in Florida, but he does not live in the district which he hopes to represent, which is just poor politics. Bongino was questioned about this he knew he had no viable excuse other than he wants to wiggle his way into office by manipulating the politics system, but rather than admit this he responded to the reporter with a profanity-laced tirade. That’s surely the best way to win an election, no?
Marc Caputo, a reporter with Politico, asked Bongino, “So why are you running for office in a city you don’t live in, in a county you don’t live in, in a district you don’t live in?” Caputo continued, “So let’s see: You move down to Florida after losing two campaigns in Maryland; you say you’re going to stay in Maryland and fight; you tuck tail and run away to Florida; you go look to run in District 18, you see you’re not going to be able to win there; you try to run in District 19, you’re losing there. You’re like a professional political candidate who loses.”
Bongino came completely off the rails in his response to Caputo’s hostile questioning, “You’re a disgusting real piece of sh*t. Go f*ck yourself, you piece of sh*t! You don’t know why I moved to Florida, motherf*cker! You shut your mouth, you f*cking coward!”
Bongino’s inability to keep his composure shows why he has been a perennial loser at the ballot box. He would be a disgraceful representative, and when election day rolls around in November his losing streak will surely continue.
Listen to the Bongino’s meltdown below: