Brian Nieves' Senate Floor Outburst: "Are You Reporters Listening to This?" (VIDEO)
"You ain't seen nothing yet."
via Senator Brian Nieves.
You better believe it! State Senator Brian Nieves -- who got a lot of attention this week after we reported on his totally insane e-mails to a constituent -- has since delivered a pretty intense speech on the Senate floor about the privacy of concealed-carry permit holders.
If you want to hear Nieves rage about "Governor Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon!" check out the footage below.
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The video, via Progress Missouri, comes from his floor speech on Tuesday and is in regards to accusations that Missouri is collaborating with the federal government to track personal records of concealed-carry owners (an issue which we've covered quite a bit in recent weeks).
Many Missouri Republicans are not satisfied.
Some firsthand accounts of Nieves' freakout:
BREAKING: Brian Nieves is screaming at reporters. #MOLeg— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) April 16, 2013
Nieves just looked at me and yelled "Are you reporter looking at this?" during his floor speech. #moleg— Jonathan Shorman (@jshormanNL) April 16, 2013
Nieves is yelling at reporters. For the record, CCW issue has been on the News-Leader front page twice in the past week. #moleg— Jonathan Shorman (@jshormanNL) April 16, 2013
Sen. Nieves literally screaming about reporters, DOR scandal, on the Senate floor. #MOleg— Collin Reischman (@CReischman) April 16, 2013
And some of the standout quotes from Nieves' speech:
"My God in heaven!"
"This is beyond the point of ridiculousness!"
"Good for you, Mr. Reporter!"
"Are you reporters listening to this?"
"I, right now, am calling upon Governor Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon to fire every single person that had anything to do with this!"
"I'm going to continue to say it...again and again and again!"
"This is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in my eleven years of serving in this building, and I've seen some pretty disgusting stuff."
Daily RFT reached out to Nieves yesterday to see if he wanted to comment further. We'll update if we hear back.