In an interview on Tuesday with FOX 4 News, Rep. Cleaver would not directly answer the question of whether or not he was intentionally spit upon.
“I haven’t talked about this incident on TV or anywhere, and I’ve been approached to talk about it on every national TV show,” said Rep. Cleaver in an interview with FOX 4 News. “I never, I never reported anything, never a single thing in Washington, not one thing. People assume I went somewhere, never done press conference, never done an interview on it and I’m not going to do it.”…
Rep. Cleaver says that he wants to put the incident behind him.
“All I’m saying is we all have to diffuse [sic] it, and I think it is not in my best interest or in the best interest of this nation to stoke it,” said Rep. Cleaver. “I’ve avoided doing and I will continue to do it.”
For the good of the country, he hasn’t uttered a syllable. Except, of course, for that press release he rushed out hours after the incident happened implying that he’d been intentionally spat upon and claiming that the perp had been arrested — neither of which was true. Absolutely, positively no interviews granted, though — except, of course, for that one he gave to Courtland “I’ll knock your teeth out, teabagger” Milloy a week ago. Remember?