Updated: Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010, 6:07 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010, 6:07 PM EDT
NYC, N.Y. (WIVB) - Another outraged lawmaker didn't throw anything but a fit! He walked out of a television interview in New York.
Pedro Espada is the State Senate Majority Leader. He was at a taping of the community affairs show Eye on New York at WCBS in New York City when things got interesting.
Espada is now facing both state and federal investigations of whether he is skimming millions from the health clinic he founded. On this program, he was being asked about a home he owns and apparently lives in, which is not in the Bronx District he represents. Reporter Marcia Kramer had gone to the home and said Espada put an orange ski cap over his face and then took off.
Kramer said, "Senator, when I tried to talk to you, you got into a car, you put a baby in front of your face so I wouldn't be able to get a picture of you, and you had your wife tear out of the driveway when the baby wasn't in the car seat."
Espada said, "Marcia Kramer, this is not a mud-slinging session, so I say. If you wanna make it that, you can come hide in the bushes in my house. Human decency should prevail, even on this show."
With that, they went to a break, and Pedro Espada got up and left the studio. Espada did say he thinks he is the victim of a witch hunt.