Sen. Vitter Throws Tantrum at DC Airport

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 2:34 PM CDT
Sen. Vitter Throws Tantrum at DC Airport
Airline travelers wait in the security gate line at San Francisco International Airport.   (AP Photo)

Sen. David Vitter, perhaps best known for admitting to patronizing a prostitute, had a very public meltdown at Washington’s Dulles Airport last week after arriving late for a flight, Roll Call reports. Finding the gate already closed when he arrived to board, the Louisiana Republican opened the door anyway, setting off alarms and sparking a confrontation with airline personnel.

Sources said Vitter employed the “do-you-know-who-I-am” line of argument, but when an airline staffer moved to call security, Vitter left the gate.  A Vitter spokesman had no comment.
(More David Vitter stories.)

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