Rushern Baker: Councilman Franklin’s DUI “this is a blip.”

PGCTV reporter Rochelle Metzger tracked down Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker this morning, and asked him about Councilman Mel Franklin’s recent DUI arrest. His response:

He has a bright future, I mean, this is a blip.

#PrinceGeorges @CountyExecBaker reacts to Councilman Mel Franklin’s DUI arrest after crashing his govt issued vehicle into a car. pic.twitter.com/Ad17z61LkA

— Rochelle Metzger (@RochelleReports) December 1, 2016

Mr Baker then went on to say that the county needs to evaluate policy.

.@CountyExecBaker on Council’s decision to deny Mel Franklin access to govt-issued vehicles, after charges he drove drunk in his county car. pic.twitter.com/4RnyhUr0Q6

— Rochelle Metzger (@RochelleReports) December 1, 2016

So CE Baker, the man who wants to be Maryland’s next governor, believes that driving drunk, totaling two vehicles, sending a couple to the hospital, and fleeing the scene all equal nothing more than a blip. Wow.

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