Photo: Rep. Steven Knight vs. protester who says he disagrees with the congressman over his support for amnesty
A freshman congressman on Friday colorfully warned a protester not to touch him during a terse exchange about immigration.
Rep. Steve Knight mixed it up with a protester he called "Mike," who accused him of voting for amnesty at an open house event for his Simi Valley, Calif. office. SantaClarita.com posted video of their exchange.
"You told me you didn't vote for amnesty and you did. I looked it up on the Internet," the man said as he firmly shook Knight's hand. "You lied to me," he added while slapping the congressman's shoulder.
Knight then approached the man and grabbed his forearm.
"Okay Mike, hey. If you touch me again, I'll drop your ass," Knight said. "Don't touch me."