Bunning Throws Tantrum, Flips ABC the Bird

Ducks query about filibuster, huffs into 'senators only elevator'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Sen. Jim Bunning was adamant that ABC's Jonathan Karl not follow him in the the senators-only elevator.   (ABC)

(Newser) – After using Senate procedure last week to block the extension of jobless benefits to millions, Republican Jim Bunning hid behind Senate privilege today rather than answer questions about it—after giving the middle finger to a reporter trying to ask him about it. ABC cameras didn’t catch that; reporter Jonathan Karl did corner Bunning, who escaped huffing, “Excuse me! This is a senators-only elevator. … I’ve got to go to the floor!”

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