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Benjamin Jealous

Source: Cheryl Fields / Cheryl Fields

Ben Jealous, the Democratic choice to run against Republic Larry Hogan in the upcoming Gubenatorial election, lost it during a press conference on yesterday.

Governor Larry Hogan has referred to Jealous as a Socialist.  But when a Washington Post reported asked him if the was a Socialist, Ben Jealous responded like this:

“Are you (expletive) kidding me?”

The response was all over Twitter and generated headlines among some news outlets, saying Jealous “erupted” and “snapped” at the reporter.

The report was Erin Cox, who posed the question.  Here’s what she said in response to the answer:

“For the record, I did not think that Ben Jealous was cursing at me, it was clearly his answer to the question about whether he was identified as a Socialist.”

Within hours, Jealous posted a tweet apologizing to Cox, saying he was sorry for his “inappropriate language” in response to her question. He also took the opportunity to repeat an answer he has given in the past when asked if he’s a socialist by tweeting, “I’m a venture capitalist, not a socialist. I have never referred to myself as a socialist nor would I govern as one.”

 

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