CNN Anchor: Democrats 'Weak On Defense, But That Was Ridiculous'

June 8th, 2007 5:41 PM

Following a report on fisticuffs in the Alabama State Senate, CNN reporter T.J. Holmes cracked a joke about Sen. Lowell Barron (D) being on the receiving end of a punch to the face from Republican Senator Charles Bishop.

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"The Democrat didn't hit him back. I mean, they say Democrats are weak on defense, but that was ridiculous," Holmes, co-anchoring the June 8 "CNN Newsroom" quipped.

"Oh, come on, T.J.!" co-anchor Betty Nguyen replied.

"That may not be the end of this incident, actually. The senator who was hit has not ruled out filing charges. And again, he was the Democrat. I'm just saying," Holmes added.