On September 13th, Des Plaines, Illinois police responded to a call from a man who reported an altercation. What made the call newsworthy had to do with the suspect: Illinois State Rep. Marty Moylan (D – 55). The call, as reported by the North Cook Times, says that the three-term Illinois state representative began yelling profanities and making threats because the resident disagreed with the politician’s position on the NRA.
It all stemmed from an earlier visit Moylan had made to the man’s house, allegedly as part of door-to-door campaigning. When nobody answered the door, the candidate reportedly began peering into the windows – sort of like a peeping tom or a burglar might do.
The resident recognized Moylan, his state representative, and as such, he did not want to talk with him. Why? Well, the resident doesn’t support Moylan’s position opposing the NRA or Moylan’s steadfast support for gun control.
Two weeks later in September, the two crossed paths again while the resident was walking his dog. On that day, the resident of the home asked Moylan not to return to his residence or peep into his windows.
Moylan apparently became enraged. Then, in the purest form of civil and polite discourse, Moylan began yelling threats and profanity at the man. The seemingly hot-tempered former sex toy and lingerie salesman his constituent that he (Moylan) had bigger guns. He also then threatened to use his fists to beat the man up. Classy stuff, right there.
Here’s an excerpt from The North Cook Times’ story:
Door-to-door Moylan campaign leads to police call and allegations
Police responded to a report of an altercation on Sept. 13 between District 55 State Rep. Martin J. Moylan (D-Des Plaines) and a neighbor that allegedly involved the politician’s stance on the NRA.
According to a Des Plaines Police Department report obtained by the North Cook News, dispatchers sent two officers to 1405 Oakwood Ave. on Sept. 13 in response to a call from Steve Bargiel.
Bargiel, who resides at 731 S. Third Ave., told officers that two weeks before the incident, Moylan came to his house and allegedly looked in his windows. On the date of the call to police, Bargiel said he was walking his dog and encountered Moylan, who lives nearby.
Bargiel told officers he refused to talk to Moylan because he disagrees with his stance on the NRA and told Moylan not to come back to his home on South Third Avenue.
…The responding officers told Moylan and Bargiel to avoid each other and to call police if further incidents occur.
Most politicians avoid shouting profanities and screaming at their constituents in public. Unfortunately, in some parts of the state of Illinois, politicians will wear an incident like this as a badge of honor. Time will tell us what residents of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Elk Grove Village and the rest of Illinois’ 55th District think about Marty Moylan.