After Announcing Retirement, Rep. Weller Aide Pushes Political Reporter Down Stairs


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What a horrible, terrible, very bad, no good day Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL) is having. Facing questions about ethics over some Nicaraguan investments, Weller announced this morning the old stand by of wanting to spend more time with his family and opting not to run again.

If Weller had hoped that taking his ball and going home would stop the questions about his ethical failings, he was wrong. Chicago's CBS2 Political Editor Mike Flannery followed after Weller to get a statement on his investments in Nicaragua. The raw video is hard to make out, but Flannery is claiming that one of Weller's aides pushed him down the stairs and into a woman in the stairwell. He has said he will press charges.


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