Cheyenne Mayor Accuses Governor of ”Profane Temper Tantrum”
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr is condemning Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon for what she says was a profane temper tantrum in a meeting between the two officials in Cheyenne on Friday.
According to a news release from the mayor's office:
"Gordon — in front of three of his own staff — stood up from the table where they were meeting, slammed his fists on the table, got into her face, and yelled "f*** you, Mayor” when he didn’t get his way.
“It’s one thing to have a disagreement on an issue,” Orr said. “But to lose your temper in front of your own staff, slam your fists on the table, get in someone’s face, and yell ‘f** you’ because you don’t like the way the discussion is going is abominable.”
“It was threatening and intimidating behavior,” she said. “He is much larger than I and used his physical presence in an aggressive and threatening manner.”
“I wouldn’t have endorsed him last fall had I known that he was capable of this. And to be comfortable enough to do this in front of three of your own staff is telling about one’s character.”
The exchange occurred during a discussion of a visit to Cheyenne by a delegation from Taiwan this Summer. A call to Governor Gordon's spokesman for comment on the meeting was not immediately returned