Councilman Kirby Delauter of Frederick County, Maryland lashed out on Saturday at a reporter for using his name in an article without his permission.
In a Facebook post, Delauter slammed reporter Bethany Rodgers of the Fredericks News-Post “for an unauthorized use of my name and my reference” in an article over the weekend.
“So let me be clear,” he continued, apparently addressing Rodgers, “do not contact me and do not use my name or reference me in an unauthorized form in the future.”
Rodgers responded, telling the council member that reporters are not required to seek a public figure’s permission before using his or her name.
Delauter responded with a threat: “Use my name again and you’ll be paying for an Attorney [sic].”
Delauter did not respond to a message left by TPM at his office seeking comment.
(screengrab via The Washington Post)