(ROCHESTER,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota Republican lawmaker apologizes after stealing the microphone from his Democratic challenger on Monday night. During a forum that was livestreamed on the internet, Duane Quam grabbed the microphone from Jamie Mahlberg and continued to rebut a point on education funding. Quam then offered the microphone back, but dropped it in from of Mahlberg after she refused to take it back.
Quam apologized later in a Facebook message saying that his nerves got the best of him and his response wasn’t graceful. Quam then went on to say he respects Mahlberg after his actions were seen as “bullying”.