John Douglass is speaking with two individuals at a public information forum. The individual filming the interaction suddenly is confronted by Democrat Douglass. Douglass gathers papers in his fist then abruptly steps forward to strike the camera and camera operator. The camera operator clearly states, "It's a public event. A public event." The operator was a young conservative covering the public forum and how voters were interacting with Douglass. The camera operator quickly steps away from Douglass' aggressive action. Neither the operator or the equipment sustained serious injury.
This incident underscores the instability of John Douglass in seeking Virginia's 5th Congressional seat. What were questions about his demeanor and ability to represent the 5th District with class, now seem confirmed with this public outburst in Farmville. Many had considered his past military experience to be a benefit. Now it seems Douglass may not have the temperament to serve in a public role to represent Virginia's largest geographic Congressional District.
Lately, the former General has been staging mock debates and public forums in a attempt to drum up some press for his campaign. With low turnout at his events, minimal media response and squandering campaign money flow it seems the temper of the former General has got the best of him.