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Scott Brown asks Oak Bluffs Selectmen Not to Revoke Taxi Driver’s License

Brown came to defense of Morgan Reitzas, the cab driver involved in the scuffle with a Republican Party video tracker

In a hand-delivered letter to reporters waiting his arrival today at the headquarters hotel of the Republican National Convention, Senator Scott Brown asked Oak Bluffs selectmen not to revoke the license of Morgan Reitzas who was in a at last weekend’s Elizabeth Warren event in Ocean Park.

According to the Boston Globe, “The effort came after a week in which some Brown aides but particularly the state GOP itself pushed video of the incident, alleging it was emblematic of Warren campaign bullying and intolerance.”

The Globe reported that Brown’s letter stated, “I do not think that taking away this man’s livelihood is the appropriate response to what occurred. We are in tough economic times.” He also said, “Mr. Reitzas was put into a situation that is foreign to most people, he did not understand what was going on and he let his emotions get the better of him. While this doesn’t excuse his behavior, Mr. Reitzas has recognized that he was out of line and on his behalf for what happened.”

Will Hunter August 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Thank you Mr. Brown for a kind suggestion to the Selectmen. He is a good man, working hard in difficult times. Everyone makes mistakes. I supported you before, I still do.
Michael West August 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Whoever is packaging Scott Brown gets a A. He appears relaxed, confident, masterful. Whoever is packaging Elizabeth Warren gets an F. She appears uptight, shrill and blinded by headlights. In my view both are politicians, but one has a better chance of winning than the other, regardless of political views.
chris gargan August 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM
How nice to see the rich acting paternalistically towards their inferiors.
Michael West August 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM
chris, the cabbie in question owns his own business mv taxi and i've heard it said he has a trust fund.
Joel kadis August 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Maybe the camera man could have walked away instead of manipulating the situation for political gain. True - I dare to see the best in people.
LaVerne DiFazio August 31, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Scott Brown makes sense to me on so many different levels. His responce to this situation just makes it that much more apparent that he is the person we need in Massachusetts.
Lisa Madison September 05, 2012 at 02:44 PM
exactly well said
Lisa Madison September 05, 2012 at 02:45 PM
do posts here get deleted all the time if they don't agree with the status quo?

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