Video shows Ala. lawmaker making threat with club

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Posted: Oct 21, 2010 6:01 PM
Video shows Ala. lawmaker making threat with club

An Alabama state legislator is defending himself after he was captured on video threatening a news photographer with a golf club.

Democratic Rep. A.J. McCampbell says he told a journalist "no comment" several times when approached at a golf course during a legislative conference in Kentucky in July. McCampbell says the photographer should have left him alone.

ABC News showed video Wednesday of McCampbell pulling a club from his bag after being asked why he and other legislators were playing golf during the conference. The tape shows McCampbell telling the crew to leave "if you don't want me to take this to you."

Two other legislators who were with McCampbell say golf was part of the program for lawmakers. Network officials say the video was done by graduate student journalists.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com