Senator David Vitter Throws a Tantrum After Missing a Flight


U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana threw a tantrum toward an airline worker after arriving too late to get on a flight home from Washington, D.C. last week, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reported.

Vitter is downplaying the incident, saying it is overblown.

A column in the paper said Vitter went “ballistic” after missing a flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to New Orleans. Roll Call said Vitter arrived at the gate 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of his flight and found the door to the jetway already shut.

Here’s a reenactment of the scene: