BY MATTHEW Q. CLARIDA
Dave Walker, a Republican hopeful for lieutenant governor, was caught in traffic on Wednesday night. Like most frustrated drivers, he wanted someone to blame.
“Sitting at a dead stop on I-95 in #CT at 10:00 PM,” Walker wrote. “It’s time to fire #Malloy!” Yes, that Malloy.
If you don’t follow Walker, don’t worry: the people at the Connecticut Democratic Party are on top of it. About an hour later, the CT Dems, account tweeted back at Walker, questioning his judgement for using his cell phone while behind the wheel.
“Kind of reckless to be tweeting while driving, no?”
After Walker insisted that he had been “at a dead stop,” the Dems responded with a link to the state’s cell phone laws, which don’t list being stopped as an exemption to the regulation prohibiting cell phone use behind the wheel.
“You might want to review this when you are not behind the wheel,” the Dems wrote.
You can read the whole conversation here:
The Twitter chain, which drew over a dozen responses from figures including veteran Capitol reporter Ken Dixon of the Connecticut Post, ended with Walker getting the last word.
“Thanks but it is evident that #DOT is grossly mismanaged in #CT. Many times there are few, if any, people working,” he wrote, adding later: “If you drove I-95 regularly, studied #CT’s financials, and were aware of the state of our infrastructure, you would know.”
Capitol Watch has reached out to the Connecticut DOT for comment. We’ll let you know when we hear back