Sen. Bunning, The Unemployment Filibuster King, Tells ABC: 'This Is A Senators Only Elevator!'

Sen. Jim Bunning's outrageous actions have put in jeopardy 400,000 Americans receiving unemployment benefits. ABC news tracked him down and asked for

Sen. Jim Bunning's outrageous actions have put in jeopardy 400,000 Americans receiving unemployment benefits. ABC news tracked him down and asked for comment while he was entering an elevator. Apparently the elevator is part of his ROYAL infrastructure and he yelled at the reporters and flipped then the bird::

The exchange took place as Senator Bunning was getting into an elevator in the Hart Senate Office Building.

“Excuse me! This is a Senators only elevator!” Bunning thundered.

I tried again to ask his reasons for blocking the bill, Bunning said he already explained his reasons last Thursday, when he said he wanted the $10 billion cost of the bill to be paid for, rather than simply adding to the national debt.

“Excuse me!” he yelled. “I’ve got to go to the floor!”

As the doors closed, I asked Bunning if he is concerned about those losing their benefits.

He did not answer. This is all on-camera.

Senator Bunning was even more expressive before the cameras arrived, using a little sign language.

When Senate producer Z. Byron Wolf spotted Bunning exiting his office, Bunning said, “I’m not talking to anybody.” When Wolf asked him to stay and talk to our cameras, Bunning walked toward the elevator and shot the middle finger over his head.

He deserves to be voted into the Hall of Shame: Dirty Ballplayer, Dirty Senator.

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