Is hijacking the stage after the closing of a candidate forum the type of conduct becoming of an elected state official? That’s a question voters in House District 112 need to ask themselves in regards to State Representative Angie Chen Button’s meltdown at the end of a forum hosted by the Richardson and Garland Tea Parties.

Video of Rep. Angie Chen Button’s selfish and unprofessional behavior at that forum has made its way onto YouTube. In it, you’ll see the moderator of the forum announce the start of closing remarks — asking each candidate why voters should support them over their opponent — starting first with Rep. Button and then following with her tea-party backed challenger, Jared Patterson.

After Rep. Button’s weak attempt to defend her “conservative” credentials, Mr. Patterson closed by mentioning Button’s previous political donations to former Dallas Mayor-turned Democratic Senate candidate Ron Kirk and other Dallas Democrats as an example of how her record speaks louder than her rhetoric.

That didn’t sit well with her, and what happened next is flat out embarrassing:

Is this the type of behavior you expect from your elected officials?

Morgan Williamson

Morgan serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard—monitoring our media presence, both online and in print. She is a Texas native, Texas State graduate, and veteran staffer of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Aside from a good dose of editing & strategizing, Morgan enjoys proper grammar usage, a lot of coffee, and good company.