After a fight broke out amongst Republican politicians during a state party committee meeting on Saturday, police were reportedly summoned to the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan’s downtown.
Controversial James Chapman, a Republican from Wayne County, and Mark DeYoung, the chair of the Clare County Republican Party, both discussed the fight with the Detroit News; DeYoung did so over the phone from an emergency hospital following the fight.
DeYoung informed the Detroit News that he will file a police report over the event.
“He kicked me in my balls as soon as I opened the door,” DeYoung told a reporter from the Detroit News, referring to the actions of Chapman.
Chapman lunged at DeYoung, smashing him into a chair, allegedly escalating the altercation, according to DeYoung. DeYoung gave his testimony during a phone conversation from a Clare hospital emergency room. DeYoung claimed to have broken a rib.
Kristin Lee, a fellow state committee member, emphasized on Twitter that there was no argument among those invited to the meeting, and that the fight happened outside of it.