June 6th, 2012
07:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Video: Barrett slapped in the face

(CNN) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was slapped in the face while greeting supporters after losing Wisconsin's recall election.

Read more about Wisconsin's recall election here.


Filed under: Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Nuihc

    Maybe it slapped some sense into him? Naw, probably not, from the sounds of his speech, he has gone off the deep end and is beyond recovery. "democracy is dead in this country"

    June 6, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  2. gurgyl

    Nation needs to comprehend a true Democracy comes into picture!!! Clearly denotes, how people are angry on politicians for not doing right thing!!! Nevertheless it is not a way in a civilized society, but unavoidable........

    June 6, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  3. Malory Archer

    Supporter or not, he needs to press charges.

    June 6, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  4. Joan

    OMG CNN. I watched this "slap" and it was in no way an angry slap. In fact it might have been her way of patting his face in jest. She then rubbed his arm. She did not look mad at all. What on earth are you guys doing trying to make a story out of this? Just plain silly. I hope you are going to report the election in a more effective and factual way. The more important story might have been about the vast amount of money that was funnelled into Wisconsin thus putting an unprecedented number of vicious and misleading ads on the media. Democracy in the US is becoming a joke. Thanks to the Republican majority Supreme Court, billions of anonymous money can go to certain candidates and they use it to run vicious attacks. Since President Obama has led a smart, targeted attack on terrorists, he is their worst nightmare. Elements overseas who don't like that can funnel millions into his opponents coffers. In the US anonymous special interest groups can back their candidates and get paybacks later. Also, the Congress is really controlled by an unelected lobbyist and his binding pledge. Since day 1 of the primaries, this years election is exposing how "undemocratic" and unfair it really is. The founding fathers would be disappointed in the corruption and lack of integrity.

    June 6, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  5. Stuffit

    Liberally biased media was absolutely astounding in covering this recall. NYT still saying how close it was in their headline, MSNBC host Ed Schultz crying on television. Their finest hour of hypocrisy. Like true liberal democrats and their union thug owners, trying to pretend like it didn't mean anything.

    June 6, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  6. Dean

    That's how liberals react when they lose. Put her on Obama's receiving line.

    June 6, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  7. Southeast

    That should have happened to all the dummies who voted for the party of no.

    June 6, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  8. Mgc tampa

    she should be charged with assault then, if a man had slapped a woman he would be. No free pass for physical assault period!

    June 6, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Didn't look like he got slapped because he lost to me. You cannot see faces clearly in the video, nor could I hear the audio of what was being said. It is hard to tell why he was slapped.. Judging from the body language, it almost appeared Barrett was about to hug a woman or kiss her on the cheek....but she slapped him before he go too close. That's how it looked the first time I saw the video.

    June 6, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  10. demwit

    Ohhhh those progressives..., gotta love them. WWJD!?

    June 6, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Wisconsin tried to recall a sitting governor by putting the same man on the opposing ticket who lost to the sitting governor in the first place? And this woman thought there would be a different outcome ... ?

    This was nothing more than a case Wisconsinites telling the rest of America to bug off and let them take care of their own business.

    It's time for everyone to sit back and take a deep breath. There is no good reason to insult others - either through physical "slaps" or words of condescension.

    June 6, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  12. gt

    must of been a union boss....

    June 6, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  13. CBR

    Wasn't that something! Now when we disagree with someone we can just slap them. What was that woman thinking? You vote by ballot in the USA.

    June 6, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |