Opponent Accuses Alaska Congressman of Threatening Him

Photo Credit: Marc LesterRep. Don Young’s (R-Alaska) Democratic opponent is saying the longtime congressman threatened him before taking the stage at a debate earlier this week.

Democrat Forrest Dunbar told the Alaska Dispatch News that Young “freaked out” on him during a pre-debate backstage discussion on Wednesday night.

Dunbar said Young accused him of not being from his hometown of Cordova, Alaska and had him “looked into.”

“He freaked out,” Dunbar said of Young’s reply. “There is no other way to describe it. … He kind of snarled at me and said, ‘Don’t you ever touch me. Don’t ever touch me. The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead.”

Dunbar said he waved his arm in a dismissive gesture and started to walk away, which led to Young swishing his own hand in the air tauntingly and saying, “Oh, you got a sweet swing.”

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