Carlos Delicto, On assignment in D.C.
There’s another entry in the Democratic Party POTUS Primary Election Sweepstakes. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has joined the race.
You may remember that O’Malley was a Dem candidate in 2016 and finished third, or fourth depending how you count, in the race that Hillary won, with the support of current FOX News contributor and former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile, and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has kept a low profile since the 2016 election.
O’Malley’s best showing was in the Iowa Democrat Primary where he received 0.54% of the votes, yielding him no delegates, but allowing him, one again, to show off his middle age abs.
O’Malley’s candidacy announcement came right after he had a confrontation with Ken Cuccinelli II, the former Virginia attorney general who is acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The near fisticuffs happened when Cuccinelli walked into the Dubliner Bar in Washington, D.C. on November 28, 2019, as O’Malley and his band, O’Malley’s Manchildren, were crooning old Irish favorites.
As his band played Whiskey in My Car, Cuccinelli entered the bar and O’Malley immediately jumped down from the slightly-elevated stage and confronted him – while leaving his shirt on.
According to the Washington Post, “What followed, one witness said, was a ‘shame-invoking tirade’ by Martin O’Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland, directed at Ken Cuccinelli II.”
Siobhan Houton Arnold, Media Relations official at Villanova University, who focuses on healthcare and science, tweeted what she witnessed:
Another Dubliner Bar patron quoted O’Malley as having asked Cuccinelli, “Hey, whatsa guy with a name like Cuccinelli doing in an Irish Pub? I’d expect to see you at the Filomena Ristorante Bar! Get the FXXX outta here, you Republican MXXXXX FXXXXX!”
Michigan Congresswoma Rashida Tlaib, a member of The Squad, later endorsed O’Malley’s use of colorful language to sully the character of Cuccinelli saying, “Obscene slurs against members of the MXXXXX FXXXXXX Orange Man’s administration are always appropriate.”
After Cuccinelli left the bar, O’Malley announced his candidacy for the Presidency, making him the 29th candidate representing the Democrat Party.