CONCORD, NH (CBS) — A Democratic congressional candidate in New Hampshire is coming under fire after grabbing a camera from the hands of one of her opponent’s staffers. The incident happened in Concord after a visit by Vice President Joe Biden on Friday.
A video posted online by nhjournal.com, shows Bryan Klepacki, a staffer for Republican Rep. Charlie Bass, approach opponent Ann McLane Kuster and call out her name three times.
As Klepacki approaches, Kuster can be seen grabbing the camera from him.
“You’re harassing me,” she can be heard saying as Klepacki asks for the camera to be returned.
“I’ll call Charlie and I’ll tell him when he can have the camera back,” Kuster can be heard responding.
As Kuster walks away, she can be heard saying “F him.”
Kuster told the Associated Press that Klepacki had repeatedly interrupted a private conversation, and that she took the camera to avoid being hit in the face.
Bass spokesman Scott Tranchemontagne reportedly claims that Klepacki was trying to ask Kuster about Biden’s speech.
Bass and Kuster are fighting for New Hampshire’s 2nd District seat.