The first time that I had heard about the incident was from a friend who told me that Alex T. approached the moderator who asked the residency question and "yelled at her while pointing furiously in her face for asking the question, it seemed really violent." This first notification came about a week after the event and since then SEVERAL PEOPLE have brought this to my attention. At first I really wanted to leave this alone, BUT after Moser and her antics.... the LAST thing we need is a man who clearly has no respect for women and one who does not like to be asked tough questions.
In a period where men who are overbearing to women, (especially mediocre white men) we must take responsibility to call out issues when they present themselves. As a Black person and longtime (former) resident of CD7, this election is one that can decide the literal fate of Black and Brown people. We need someone who will respect women, have a track record of working with people outside of that all too common bubble of privilege and who is willing to REALLY put themselves on the line for us. Hate isnt just hate anymore, its legislation and policy, it is in the DNA of this society and Alex T is not the person for that job. I believe that when one runs for office, they are asking to be hired and to represent constituents... how can Alex T. do that when he was so pissed about a simple question?
WHY WAS IT SO OFFENSIVE TO HIM???
I reached out to the person that several people pointed to Alex T. flipping out on and she stated that the incident in question indeed took place. To be honest she deserved much better than what happened that night, she was doing what she always does, educate and inform voters. I could hear the irritation in her voice that Alex T. really laid into her and that like many women she feels (rightfully so) that she would be attacked should Alex T. win this race tomorrow and in November. No one, not one more person should feel threatened and intimidated because they asked the right questions. This election is high stakes and is geared at getting abusive, conservative, mostly white male house members flipped out of their seats so that fairness can actually thrive. Yelling at people over residency questions is a RED FLAG and I am choosing to heed that warning.