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PA State Democrats Apologize For Rep Kevin Boyle’s Drunken Outburst
Reports indicate that the bouncer at the bar in question had to call 911 on Boyle when he began threatening to hit female members of their staff.
In one semi-amusing point in the video, Boyle seems to have a brief moment of clarity and wants to make sure he pays his bill before leaving.
“Did I pay my bill?” he asked. “I don’t want to be a douchebag, but I don’t want to be an a**hole.”
Congrats – You’re both! And honestly, that would make a really good campaign slogan next go around.
At least he didn’t shame any family members who might have a stake in their public appearance with his antics. Oh wait, he’s actually the brother of United States Representative Brendan Boyle, also a Democrat.
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Democrat Rep. Boyle was instructed by the responding police officer that he is now banned from the bar. Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders issued a statement on the matter.
“We are aware of a video circulating on social media. It is very troubling. Rep. Boyle has been open about his personal challenges,” a spokesperson for the group wrote. “We are encouraged that our colleague and dear friend is seeking help.”
“Our commitment to delivering mental health services does not stop at the Capitol Steps,” they continue. “One of the main reasons we advocate so strongly for mental health access is the reality that challenges can and do happen to anyone, and seeking treatment should be encouraged, not stigmatized.”
Wonder if they’d be encouraging a Republican state Representative in the same manner if they had been caught on video acting in this manner.
As a New Yorker, I can’t help thinking this incident is infinitely less sinister than the disgraced former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo when he literally threatened bars with being put out of business for not social distancing, something that has since proven a fictitious means of stopping the spread of COVID.
In fact, he called them and threatened them. By his own admission. Cuomo stated that he dialed up “a couple of bars and restaurants myself when I saw pictures of their situations” and “said to them, ‘You’re playing with your [liquor] license.’”
The difference is, Cuomo was sober, made the threats for months on end, and did have the power to follow through.
Kevin Boyle might have acted like a “douchebag” and an “a**hole” according to his own words, but at least he probably sobered up the next day.