Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett didn’t get much sympathy from a supporter last night after he conceded to Gov. Scott Walker in the Wisconsin recall election. As he was wading through the crowd, a woman came up to him and slapped him across the face.
Emotions have run high in the contentious recall election that originated with Walker’s controversial actions to curb collective-bargaining rights for private-sector workers in the state.
ABC affiliate WISN-TV shot the video and reporter Tretty Sater claimed that the woman was upset Barrett called the Republican governor while voters were still in the building casting ballots. Barrett was defeated by about seven percentage points in the recall.