On Tuesday, Delaware’s Tea Party Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell appeared on WDEL’s “The Rick Jensen Show.” After the interview ended, O’Donnell threatened to sue the radio station if they didn’t turn over video tape of the interview so it could be destroyed.
O’Donnell herself threatened the station with a lawsuit if the video was not handed over. Then later, the Wilmington station said they fielded a call from O’Donnell’s campaign manager Matt Moran, who threatened to “crush” the station with a lawsuit if it did not agree to turn over the tape, reported CNN’s Alexander Mooney.
WDEL’s lawyer stepped in to tell O’Donnell and her campaign that there was nothing illegal about videotaping the interview and that it was protected by the First Amendment. That’s the part of the Constitution O’Donnell doesn’t realize also establishes the separation of church and state, I guess, she doesn’t know it also protects speech too. Yikes!
What likely got O’Donnell so concerned was this part of the interview, reported by the Associated Press.
“At one point, the video shows O’Donnell snapping her fingers and beckoning an aide after Jensen pressed her on how she would have handled the county budget differently from her Democratic opponent, County Executive Chris Coons.”
The O’Donnell campaign has since apologized to the radio station for the threats.