Martin Hyde appears to end congressional campaign after traffic flap
Martin Hyde's traffic stop put a quick end to his congressional hopes.

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He apologized to Sarasota Police Officer Julia Beskin as he signaled his campaign's collapse.

Update: Martin Hyde has since told Fox News he is still running.

Sarasota congressional candidate Martin Hyde appears to have ended his campaign against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The move comes after Hyde received national media attention — and scorn — over a police body cam video of his actions at a traffic stop.

In a letter published by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Hyde apologized for his behavior. But he also made clear he will not be pursuing a seat in the U.S. House at this point.

“I am sorry because in a democracy without congressional term limits, I have taken away the opportunity for people to make changes in a stagnant system that rewards incumbency over innovation and true local representation,” he wrote.

“I was prepared to use my limited resources to mount a congressional campaign based on equity as opposed to elitism — which is the irony of the manner of my demise.”

Further confirming that Hyde would be dropping out of the race is a quote Hyde’s consultant, the notorious Roger Stone, gave to the Herald-Tribune.

“I got a message indirectly from him last night that he had decided to withdraw his candidacy,” said Stone.

Hyde was stopped on Feb. 14 for speeding by Sarasota Police Officer Julia Beskin, and news spread quickly based on her ticket mentioning his behavior.

Florida Politics and other outlets later obtained official body cam footage, and the story drew attention. Since then, Hyde has been flooded with emails, messages, and voicemails berating him.

A two-time Sarasota City Commission candidate, Hyde had previously picked up endorsements from the local Police Benevolent Association. But the image of him berating an officer incited heavy criticism from supporters of police.

The story picked up coverage in national outlets including HuffPost and Newsweek.

Hyde would not comment to Florida Politics following the release of footage. His long-standing Facebook page “Martin Hyde Sarasota Citizen” was taken out of public view on Thursday. Asked at the time if that signaled news about his campaign, he emailed, “You’ll just have to wait and see.”

News broke Friday morning, not in a news article but in a letter published by the Herald-Tribune.

The signature line at the bottom of the piece read: “Martin Hyde is a Sarasota businessman and a former Republican Party candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District.”

Hyde later emailed stating: “I remain the only official spokesperson for Martin Hyde or my campaign. If I feel there is something worthy of making a statement about I will do so. For now nothing is official.”

Hyde had largely self-funded his campaign for Congress against Buchanan, an eight-term incumbent Republican. The candidate had loaned his campaign $164,000, and spent much of it on consulting with former Donald Trump associate Stone.

Trump ultimately endorsed Buchanan.

For the moment, Hyde’s federal campaign accounts remain open and his official campaign website remains live.

Of note, he has backtracked from reactions to controversy before.

During his last run for City Commission, Hyde suggested he would drop out of the race after a video went viral showing him berating Puerto Rican teens at the Bath & Racquet Club in Sarasota. He ultimately decided to continue his campaign, which he lost in 2019 to incumbent Commissioner Liz Alpert.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


306 comments

  • P.William

    February 25, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    I watched the entire video, nearly 20 minutes of it, and I was disgusted by his behavior. He was obstinate, combative, dismissive, insulting, threatening, and showed every bit of elitism as he dropped names, talked about his luxury car and how the money didn’t bother him about the tickets, along with threats to end the 7 year veterans job. I can still hear him saying, ‘…7 years won’t get to 8.’ He said it multiple times; to her, to the supervisor, on the phone and just rambling. He is a buffoon, and this incident along with his incident with the teens shows he has no temperament for public office. That poor police officer was so professional. She absolutely did not deserve the treatment she got. She was just doing her job, and told him so repeatedly, politely & professionally. She was magnificent! He needs anger management counseling, and he needs to just go away. I’m so glad he was exposed for the jerk he is before he got into Congress. Good riddance!

    • P.William

      February 25, 2022 at 1:29 pm

      Oh, and he lied about how the entire incident played out. He was in the wrong, not the female police officer, he wasn’t cooperating, he wasn’t being respectful. He said all this about her, when it was he who exhibited all these behaviors. So on top of everything else he is a liar. We don’t need anymore liars in the halls of Congress. They got that covered all over D.C.

      • Kristen Bernier

        February 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

        Exactly! This is a perfect picture of Narcissism, accuse the other person of doing what you are in fact doing so that other person pays the penalty for what you did. He accused her of being on a power trip, lying and harrassing him. He claimed he was a victim of abuse of power. This was beyond “rude”, he was trying to destroy her life through lies.

        • Nancy May

          February 27, 2022 at 2:53 pm

          Great post. What a lying bully. He manufactured a false statement. I guess he thought he was God,. What an A…hole.

        • Vivee

          February 27, 2022 at 3:57 pm

          It’s called ”gaslighting.”

          • Quang

            March 2, 2022 at 6:12 pm

            It’s called being a liar. “gaslighting” is not even a real word. Just a buzzword, too long and too many syllables to describe someone who is simply a liar. I don’t understand why people think they sound so cool when they use this made up word.

          • Ben

            March 3, 2022 at 1:22 am

            For some dumb reason I can’t reply to Quang but I can to Vivee. This is meant for Quang though.

            You know, words have meaning. Liar is a generic term for someone who tells a falsehood. Gaslighting is a specific psychological attack, not just merely lying. If I call in sick when I’m not, I’m not gaslighting my employer lol. If you’re not capable of discerning the nuances of English, it’s OK. Not everyone is mentally astute enough. You can just use liar, not any scary big words like gaslighting, whatever makes you feel secure 😉

          • Graeme Mills

            March 3, 2022 at 6:09 am

            You are correct. It IS called gaslighting. Don’t listen to this person who says it’s not even a real word.

          • Roberto

            March 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm

            I’m with more with Quang than Ben. Martin Hyde is just a bully and a liar. I doubt he ever thought he could make the policewoman question the validity of her own thoughts and perception of reality leading to cofusion and uncertainty of one’s mental stability, which is what gaslighting entails. And even if he was, it would only be an attempt at gaslighting, as she was clearly having none of it. Lately the word has been sorely overused and misused.

          • Ben

            March 7, 2022 at 1:40 pm

            Auugh, this site’s reply system is horrid lol.

            Roberto, my position isn’t that the guy WAS gaslighting the cop. Just that it’s silly to say that there is no such thing as “gaslighting” and it’s all just “liars”.

        • Lucian Laurie Jr

          March 3, 2022 at 4:27 pm

          That’s the tRump/Stone tactic. If attacked, lie, dissemble, and accuse the attacker.

          • Bob

            March 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

            It shouldn’t be labeled Trump/Stone better said “scumbag entitled politicians”

          • Sandra P Taylor

            March 6, 2022 at 9:26 am

            Exactly. I thought I was listening to our former President.

      • Casey Mac

        March 1, 2022 at 8:35 pm

        He flat out lied about the vehicle registration!! She asked him directly if he was going to give her the registration and he said “NO”! She wrote the ticket and then magically he found his registration. It was EXPIRED! So, no, he DID NOT have his VALID registration at any point in the interaction! The ticket stands! Abusing women and “non-white people” is absolutely disgusting. Does his immigration status count for nothing? I’d say send HIM back wherever HE came from but they wouldn’t take him!! Why does it not surprise me that he’s a twat-grabbing Trump supporter!

        • Laurie Valencia

          March 2, 2022 at 5:14 am

          Exactly where did it say he’s a Trump supporter? Trump endorsed the other candidate that this idiot is running against so I can’t imagine he supports Trump.

          • Nick J

            March 2, 2022 at 6:40 am

            Trump has failed to endorse numerous GOP candidates in the past, and yet they still can’t stop kissing his ass. Considering his “consultant” is known criminal Roger Stone, I would suspect that Mr. Hyde will now take the tact that he needs to start kissing the Orange Con Man’s ass even harder.

          • Lee

            March 2, 2022 at 8:28 am

            ? If you’re a republican and Trump was running against a democrat, I guess you’re going to vote for Trump, right?

          • Donald Trump

            March 3, 2022 at 12:03 am

            Well, for one you could simply Google photos of this clown wearing “Trump” shirts and also strangely wearing blue suits with really lone red ties. I guess he’s just mad because he couldn’t grab her by the pussy. One less Trumper with political votes.

          • Juanita McSpadden

            March 5, 2022 at 8:54 am

            Agree. Some people will blame Trump for any and everything that happens. SMH!

          • Gary Rhodes

            March 11, 2022 at 12:15 pm

            There is a photo on-line of him with a trump t-shirt on. And he is paying Roger stone.

        • john dalzell

          March 2, 2022 at 8:07 pm

          Trump indorsed his opponent you dipshit. Half the country and more are supporters of Trump.

          • Ben

            March 3, 2022 at 1:24 am

            Ah, the irony of your poor spelling whilst simultaneously calling someone a dipshit 😀

        • Curtis Bradshaw

          March 3, 2022 at 10:43 am

          I never heard Hyde mention Trump and is twat a real word?

      • Dag wood

        March 12, 2022 at 1:13 am

        What a liar. Thank g-d he never made it to office. We have enough a$$holes in congress. Corrupt Fat Pig Liar.

    • Lisa Kelly

      February 26, 2022 at 6:56 am

      I watched the whole video too, and I was shocked at Martin Hyde and his attitude and behaviour. He not only made false accusations about Police Officer Julia Beskin, he attacked her unrighteously, tried to defend a crime he committed, and then claimed there are shootings based on her, yet she was so professional and respectful and a true representation of a Police Officer. I am so happy Martin and his inflated unrighteous ego was exposed before he could get more power to bully and destroy more people. Thank goodness for video camera proof.

      • Nancy May

        February 27, 2022 at 2:55 pm

        Great Great post. So true. I could not have said it better. I wanted to reach thru the screen and strangle him. A know it all power bully.

      • Graham Hingley

        February 28, 2022 at 7:26 am

        Watching this in the U.K., you are so right what an a**hole.

    • JDoe

      February 26, 2022 at 12:02 pm

      He is a lying scumbag

      • Nancy May

        February 27, 2022 at 3:02 pm

        Kodos to Officer Julia Beskin. Great job girl, you did not have to take his lying crap. You were professional.So PROUD of you !!!!

        • O'Rourke Patrick A.

          March 2, 2022 at 10:34 am

          Indeed. Hoorah for Officer Beskin.
          The crap they gotta put w/ is stomach turning.
          As for Martin Hyde, he’d have been perfect in Congress.
          In the words of Mark Twain, “America has no native criminal class. Except Congress.”

        • Toddguy

          March 2, 2022 at 9:14 pm

          It’s sad to see how much they’ll actually lie knowing that they’re being videotaped. This is a true politician and why our system fails.

    • Grant A Kechnie

      February 26, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      He’s way too old for counselling.

      • JT

        February 26, 2022 at 1:05 pm

        You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. You can’t teach an old politician humility.

        • Brad Baber Baber

          February 26, 2022 at 7:38 pm

          “You cant’ teach and old politician humility.” I’m stealing this line! 🙂

        • Larry L

          February 27, 2022 at 9:58 am

          Or integrity!!

    • Brian

      February 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm

      He’s a Republican. This is the kind of behavior you would expect.

      • Randall VanVlaenderen

        February 26, 2022 at 1:50 pm

        That’s the kind of comment you would expect from a Lib. I am a Republican and condemn his behavior. Idiotic.

        • KRiggs

          February 27, 2022 at 11:19 am

          Well, we Libs believe no one should be above the law, especially those in public office. The Republican Party seems to have gone completely off the rails. I’m so glad you condemn this disgusting behavior. Thank God there’s a few of you!

          • PDiddy

            February 27, 2022 at 2:07 pm

            I condemn all scumbags. Most scumbags are Democrats but there are some RINOS (Republicans In Name Only) who are simply Democrats using the GOP as a platform for their ego.

          • Tim

            February 28, 2022 at 12:48 am

            A few of us? Are you kidding me? Do you realize the MAJORITY of people on both sides of the equation are both good people and have good values…. Different… But generally people mean well… You better check yourself and take a look in the mirror.

          • Taylor McBride

            February 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm

            That’s funny. Without any effort, I can think of 2 high-profile dems who were apparently above the law, and you libs had no problem with it (HRC & McCabe). That was too easy!

          • Annabel

            March 2, 2022 at 2:07 pm

            Yet you go along with the election being stolen?
            Nothing to see here folks move along? LOL

          • Ben

            March 3, 2022 at 1:28 am

            PDiddy, given the state of the GOP today trust me… no Democrat is going to claim Republican for “ego”. That implies being a Republican is something worthy of pride. It used to be. Not anymore; the GOP is a freaking circus now.

        • Jeff c

          February 27, 2022 at 2:04 pm

          Yeah but the problem is republicans like you are rare. I’ve seen many republicans defending him saying he was in the right.

          • Shaun

            February 27, 2022 at 4:29 pm

            You’ve “seen” many republicans defending him saying he was in the right?

            Where can I “see” those same republicans?

            I do not affiliate w/ a party- a jerk, is a jerk, is jerk.
            Good riddance to this guy and all like him…..

          • Annabel

            March 2, 2022 at 1:57 pm

            Oh really? Where? He was obviously in the wrong.
            He has the same accent as my son-in-law who thinks he can travel to and fro this country without the correct papers and talk his way through it.

          • Michael Bol

            March 2, 2022 at 5:28 pm

            I have not seen one person saying he was right, that’s a lie

          • William Weaver

            March 5, 2022 at 5:58 pm

            Why oh why do you Americans alwAys being these conversations down to a political argument? For God sake, this was A PERSON being an ass hole to someone just doing their job. It has nothing to do with politics, preferances, skin colour or any other erroneous subject. What he did was wrong and it’s right that a light should be shown in his indiscretions and that he should apologise. If you all keep slinging names and taking jabs at each other because of political differences, are you any better than Hyde? No you are not!

        • Michael

          February 28, 2022 at 10:21 am

          So why do you tolerate so many Martin Hydes and even worse persons in your party?

        • Debbie Scott

          March 2, 2022 at 12:51 am

          but it did not surprise me that he was a Republican Trumper

      • Joan Lucas

        February 26, 2022 at 2:14 pm

        Says the Democrat who praises Biden. I rest my case.

        • Helge Gresser

          February 26, 2022 at 4:25 pm

          You don’t have a case…

        • Stephen Coady

          February 26, 2022 at 11:00 pm

          What does that even mean? Think what you will of Biden, he doesn’t behave like this idiot.

          • Bryan Harrison

            February 27, 2022 at 9:49 am

            I watched the entire video. I was appalled by his behavior. He disparaged this police officer who, while he continually berated her during the entire traffic stop, was able to maintain her composure and treat him respectfully. There is no way this gentleman should receive a single vote in his electoral contest.

          • Felwin Silverman

            February 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm

            Oh he doesn’t huh Mr. Coady? How about on the campaign trail where he mouthed off to a worker and a voter, saying, “I don’t work for you.” What exactly would you call that? “C’mon man!” Biden and his son are the worst sort of elitist scum who won’t take responsibility for their wrongs, and people like you who won’t acknowledge his despicable behavior and incompetency and who either are liars yourselves or just believe all the lies being told by the left are pushing this country closer and closer to a cliff and are supporting the downfall of our country by being brainwashed yes men to whatever your party decides should be presented as the truth, concocted out of whole cloth. You don’t want to know the truth.

          • Shaun

            February 27, 2022 at 4:30 pm

            Yeah, he does….

          • J5

            February 28, 2022 at 6:58 am

            No he behaves much much worse. Sniffing little kids hair and having them sit on his lap while making sexist remarks. Lets not forget he’s a senile dolt who shouldn’t be president. You libs had better start waking up.

          • NONYA

            February 28, 2022 at 8:38 am

            BIDEN DOESNT BEHAVE LIKE AN IDIOT??????????? HES failed in EVERYTHING since he became President Hes been wrong on every international policy for 40 yrs. He incompetent and incapable of being a president Which means Hes unqualified I don’t where you get your info from, but MY EYES DONT LIE and for your information we just got threatened with nuclear weapons hmmmm that didn’t occur under the TRUMP admins! wonder why!!!! so don’t sit here praising BIDEN who is selling out the very country you live in and selling us up a river !!!!!!!!!!!!!! democrats disgust me!!!!!!!!!! you are all absolutely out of your rabbit ass minds!!! gain a clue cause don’t think for one instant that it won’t affect you and your futures!!!!!!

          • Rhiannon Rose

            March 1, 2022 at 9:24 am

            come on man, you’re kidding right popcorn

        • Annabel

          March 2, 2022 at 2:01 pm

          Funny how none of them now admit to having voted for Biden isn’t it? There are a few who still think he is doing great…We are in an era now of people who were potheads in the 60’s, 70’s etc. now politicians, just as predicted. Their brains are addled.

        • DRB

          March 5, 2022 at 11:13 pm

          I don’t know why praising Biden is as bad as praising Trump.. Biden’s, who wasn’t my first pick, has done a better job than Trump.. I actually wish there was a younger candidate that was available to vote for that would have stood a better chance at winning the 2020 election, but between the two, Biden’s WAY better than Trump. despite his flaws. If you look at all of the current investigations and court cases against Trump, which he does appear guilty (even the two impeachments) I don’t know why a single person would support Trump. He’s been a liar, a crook, and a pathetically bad pick for any Government office and I didn’t have to have ANY MSM tell me that. I knew back in the 80’s he was a BS artist.. How come you couldn’t tell?

        • Sandra P Taylor

          March 6, 2022 at 9:44 am

          Says this independent who praises Biden. ME! Love the man and everything he stands for, and I thank god every day for watching over him.

      • Joe Momma

        February 26, 2022 at 4:32 pm

        STHU you walking fecal stain. Democrats have no morals or ethics so if anything he should have run for your lying, racist, baby killing, mentaly unstable party.

        • Chris

          February 26, 2022 at 6:11 pm

          Do you feel better now that you’ve vented like a preschooler? I can get you a binky if you need, maybe some tissues. Especially as you embody all the qualities you just laid on someone else.

        • Mr Poopy Pants

          February 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm

          Amen, Joe Momma. It’s hysterical and gross hearing any Democrat claim the moral high ground. They are subhuman filth. They honestly should be cast from proper society, for good.

          • Riddick

            February 27, 2022 at 5:31 pm

            Repubs are the feces expelled from sub human filth.
            Poopy is a great name for all of them. Tiny GOP mind can’t comprehend “moral high ground” and “proper society”. He’s a joke. Always will be. Sad really.😁

          • Fast Johnny

            March 1, 2022 at 4:03 am

            Subhuman filth? those are mighty tall words for a low life like you. Where’d you learn to talk like that? let me guess your orange fecal stain biggest loser in history! LOL! Orange shitstain scraped his ass across the constitution like a dog scraping his dingle berry ass across the carpet and you followed behind him to lick it up. You should change your handle to shitmouth

        • Steve Hamilton

          February 26, 2022 at 7:37 pm

          “Let he who has not had 5 kids with 3 different women, and who has not had sex with a porn star after the birth of his last kid, cast the first stone,”

          • NONYA

            February 28, 2022 at 8:39 am

            AND YOUR PERFECT CORRECT !!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Steve Hamilton

          February 26, 2022 at 7:40 pm

          Are you a Trump University dropout or were you born stupid?

          • Cheong Yei

            February 26, 2022 at 10:48 pm

            Stevie Hamilton is the poster boy for being born stupid.

          • Perry Mahaney

            March 1, 2022 at 11:48 pm

            Steve, I know you like visiting glory holes, just chill

          • Sandra P Taylor

            March 6, 2022 at 9:55 am

            Trump is stupid. Trump is dumb. They like Trump because they can understand him when he struggles to make a coherent sentence. He is like them, they see themselves in him, that’s why. Dumb is as dumb does

        • DJ Patterson

          February 27, 2022 at 9:32 pm

          Spoken like a true brain-dead minion of COVID Donny. You nutjobs can’t disappear soon enough.

        • Sandra P Taylor

          March 6, 2022 at 9:48 am

          Spoken like a real Trump loyalist. If you have children, do they talk like that too? Poor kids, they are doomed.

        • Gary Rhodes

          March 11, 2022 at 12:21 pm

          Whoa you need to get out of your rabbit hole, angry person!

      • Daniel Jordan

        February 26, 2022 at 6:54 pm

        You mean he is a politician… This type of behavior sits on both sides of the aisle.

      • Ricky Painter

        February 26, 2022 at 10:09 pm

        I was for some dumb a$$ to answer like this and here you are. This doesn’t have anything to do with Republicans or Democrats it’s entitled a holes who think that they are above the law. I watched this on YouTube and before this video I watched one with an entitled Black Democrat congress Woman who not only used the you know who I am but also it’s because I’m Black. There are A holes on both sides.

        • PacoastP

          February 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

          I’ve seen this from all races, parties and economic groups. When people act like this instead of taking responsibility for their actions, we all hope karma will come along and bit them right in the big old ass!

          • Felwin Silverman

            February 27, 2022 at 3:49 pm

            Amen PacoastP. Truth is a rare commodity and needs to be praised and supported wherever it is found.

      • Cheong Yei

        February 26, 2022 at 10:46 pm

        The Republicans did not run the ‘Russian Collusion’ hoax or the Jussie Smollet hoax….all hoaxes (lies) are run by Democrats. Hyde should change party affiliation. He is disgusting.

        • Paul Pquare

          February 27, 2022 at 9:11 am

          No, they ran the lock get up hoax, then turn away when Trump is caught with classified documents, or when it came out that he tore up official documents!

        • Felwin Silverman

          February 27, 2022 at 3:51 pm

          Yes Cheong Yei, I agree with you fully.

        • Ben

          March 3, 2022 at 1:29 am

          Wow, the projection is strong with you lol

      • Tim Allen

        February 27, 2022 at 12:55 am

        No, it IS what we have seen from Joe Biden, Hillary, AOC, and other crazy Liberals.

      • Warren

        February 27, 2022 at 2:55 am

        You are a Democrat.
        Your silliness is the kind of behaviour you would expect.

      • Alan Scott

        February 27, 2022 at 7:15 am

        Democrats are even worse. they actually do real harm to the public by defunding the police. The Dems sabotage us all the time with their insanity. For instance, Biden closed the Keystone Pipeline and now we have to pay the price. Putin waited for Biden to take office before invading because he knows the Dems are weak and stupid to cut off our own oil. Under Trump, we were EXPORTING oil, which we have plenty of!

      • Ty Grant

        February 28, 2022 at 9:32 am

        Yes sir I am looking for his address so I can send him my thoughts in a letter

      • Ohio freedom advocate

        February 28, 2022 at 11:18 am

        He is an asshole and is not endorsed by the honorable PRESIDENT Trump. No more needs to be said other than to note that this is somehow a big story because he is Republican.

        • Debbie Scott

          March 2, 2022 at 12:54 am

          honorable President Trump? Are you insane? All the lies and money grabbing he did and almost had the capitol wrecked. And cheated on his wife while she was pregnant?

          • Annabel

            March 2, 2022 at 2:22 pm

            Perhaps you have not heard about Hunter Biden?
            Do some reading.

      • Dennis P Davidson

        February 28, 2022 at 12:07 pm

        Stop it fool.

      • EndThePoliticalDivide

        February 28, 2022 at 2:46 pm

        Please do not add to dividing people. Anyone is capable of being a jerk especially people in power or elitist on any political side.

        Review just a quick few….
        Michigan State Rep. Jewell Jones
        Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal

      • August

        February 28, 2022 at 6:20 pm

        Whatever..there are MORE instances of Democrat Politicians being entitled to police than Republicans Politicians. You know this yet seek to be cute..sorry bro..EVERYONE KNOWS! But this guy is just as pathetic as you!

      • David Moore

        February 28, 2022 at 8:02 pm

        The kind of behavior one would expect from a Democrat, they are all corrupt, which you will soon learn, clearly you are not awake to what has been going on…

      • Nick T.

        March 1, 2022 at 1:25 am

        Way to generalize republicans when we need both sides to stop with their generalizations and blanket statements that turn their brothers and sisters into a faceless enemy.

        Sincerely,
        A moderate who mostly votes dem

      • Malcolm Davison

        March 1, 2022 at 3:50 pm

        What an absolutely dumb response….. If you can’t think of an intelligent comment best keep it shut.

      • Karen Stevens

        March 1, 2022 at 6:35 pm

        Brian,
        Short, to the point, and SO true. GOPs have many tells to their character, and whit video demonstrates the innate mindset of the typical, elitist, blowhard Republican.

      • Perry Mahaney

        March 1, 2022 at 11:44 pm

        Your party uses Antifa and BLM to attack people, plus your party is full of Pedo’s, guessing you ok with that being a libtard

      • Joe

        March 2, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        I am also a Republican and was disgusted by his behavior. This behavior is not tied to a party but tied to the arrogance all elected officials seem to assimilate into their personality. I can list Democrats doing the same but let’s agree that politicians think they are above the law. Just look at the mask enforcers that were hypocrites.

      • Ron

        March 3, 2022 at 2:59 pm

        Actually Brian we expect stupid comments from stupid people like you.

        • DRB

          March 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

          I would say the Republicans are more likely, especially la
          Rely.

      • chicken soup

        March 3, 2022 at 3:16 pm

        This behavior is unacceptable, no matter what the political ideology or party affiliation.

        But as long as we’re generalizing, there’s a long line of Democratic deviant behavior. Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner and John Edwards come to mind, just to name a few.

    • Jayne

      February 26, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      I concur! ♥️

      • Mary Ann Kerr

        February 26, 2022 at 7:33 pm

        I agree. Hardly defended his police officer for doing her job. Sounded like preferential treatment to me, just because of Mr. Hydes political position.

    • Norma Whelan

      February 26, 2022 at 3:19 pm

      I didn’t find her sergeant to be very supportive either. Yelling at her to stay in her car while Mr.Hyde was allowed to stand outside of his and walk around. You could tell he wanted to me a lot more chummy with the Sarge but realized they would be recorded. The sergent should be reprimanded.

      • Hndtlkr

        February 27, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        That’s exactly what I thought!. The cop was so deferential to this asswipe I was afraid Hyde would get away with it. Especially after the cop muted his mike! That’s how I ended up on this site, looking to see the resolution of the stop. Was thrilled to see he might have given up on his congressional race. Thank God for public information. As far as all the Republican/Democratic bs, I’ve no doubt he was just as much of a ahole when he live in the UK.

        • john henninger

          February 27, 2022 at 3:24 pm

          aussie

          • Lodekka

            February 28, 2022 at 2:09 am

            He’s not Australian, he’s from Britain, probably from or near London.

          • TOM WESTFIELD

            March 3, 2022 at 4:18 pm

            I thought there was a British accent but wasn’t sure. Had he mouthed off to a Brit Cop he’d be eating a truncheon.
            What a dickwad male Karen !

        • DEF

          February 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm

          The officer who responded should have
          explained to this ranting idiot that he I can’t take sides instead of kissing up to this man who apparently has some unofficial relationship with the police. He should have told the man that he needs to view the video and see exactly what happened. The sergeant was also unnecessarily rude to the capable traffic officer just doing her job. Thank god for video as Hyde lied repeatedly about the whole interaction.
          under trying circumstances.

        • ken0

          March 2, 2022 at 4:18 pm

          the cop was de-escalating the situation, which was his job. He was unable to comment without viewing the evidence.

    • Sylvia Cobb

      February 26, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      Your assessment of Mr. Hyde’s behavior is spot on. What a jerk, can’t accept any responsibility an NO he does not have respect for our police that are doing their job.

    • Rooster Jones

      February 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm

      Absolutely

    • david brandi

      February 28, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      a real dirt bag of a person.

    • Laura Emmett

      March 1, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      Totally agree.

    • Steve Lee Reid

      March 1, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Thank God some ash holes elimnate them selves before the election!

    • glen copeland

      March 1, 2022 at 9:09 pm

      His buffoonery is only subjugated by other elitists in congress and other offices in government. term limits are needed as an constitutional amendment and should be enacted in all public offices throughout the United States and territories.

    • Hope Anderson

      March 2, 2022 at 4:10 am

      NEED I SAY MORE ! You summed it up perfectly! What a miserable person he must be ! Thank heaven that he is hopefully out of politics!

    • Burn Out

      March 2, 2022 at 5:23 am

      So true. I watched the entire video twice. We don’t need immigrants like him. Officer J. Beskin is a fine example of a truly professional public servant. Watch the video after he exits his $150,000 vehicle and you will see he was driving with his fly open. Makes one wonder!

      • Annabel

        March 2, 2022 at 2:31 pm

        I noticed that as well…LOL. Plus that did not look like a $150K car – it looked dirty and scruffy.

    • Natalie

      March 2, 2022 at 10:57 am

      Well, here are two tidbits for entertainment purposes…..
      Go back to the video, he raged and spewed his venom all the whole, his zipper on his pants was at half mast. After not getting his cop friend to shut off his camera – and when he was done with his temper tantrum – he hopped in his “luxury” car and then pulled a u-turn in front of the two officers (supervisor and buddy) as he blazed away from the scene. I hope he gets mailed a ticket for that one as it is evidenced on police body cam.

    • Tracy Taylor

      March 2, 2022 at 11:26 am

      Couldn’t have said or better!

    • DRB

      March 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

      This seems to be typical of Republicans. This guy thinks he’s above the law, but that HE can dictate the future of the career of a Police officer doing her job…….

      The video says it all. Thank GOD, he isn’t running for office…

    • Never

      March 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm

      What also about when he commented stating her “Does your Russian imigrant status make you treat people like this”

      Clearly this man is an abuser an overprivileged elitist narcissistic prick who thinks he is above the law and ultimately; a complete and utter nazi. White Supremacy at its best. I feel sorry for his family; his wife (if he has one) and his children, those who have to witness this abuse.

      Great job by the police officer. Like many here have said, it’s clear that he was on a power trip, not the other way round. This is exactly the sort of s**t that England is known for, unwarrented racist remarks and sheer ignorance.

      This was quite simply, racism at its best. F*** this guy.

      • GMT

        March 3, 2022 at 7:44 am

        Anyone that thinks that England as a whole is more representative of racism that the USA or the republican party is either wilfully lying or has a really poor grasp of the real picture. the UK has plenty of it’s own problems but this wouldn’t fly in England any more than it should anywhere. Let’s not pretend the USA is not a bedrock of this sort of behaviour,

    • Ed Tom

      March 3, 2022 at 2:21 am

      The guy is an ass. Just imagine if we’re elected to office. This video needs to be kept around in case he decided to run for another office. Imagine him running for Sheriff, Governor, or the U.S. Senate. As a 40 year law enforcement officer , working on all levels, local, state, and federal levels, I salute the officer for her total respect, discipline, and professionalism she displayed.

    • Robert R Lukacs

      March 3, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      I watched as well. Disgusting. What is it about Florida. That state has more GOP douchebags than you can shake a stick at.

    • D. E. Quall

      March 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

      Well spoken, P.W. William! I was disgusted too hearing him talking to the officer. If I was the supervisor I would have told him off in the presence of the Police Officer Julia Beskin. She did just her job but in a professional way. If you can’t stand that and you are starting telling lies about the registrations you are not qualified for a public office. I would honour Police Officer Julia Beskin, as she enforced the law no matter who you are!

    • Tm Kappo

      March 3, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      Hey, this nonsense about making excuses about his temper or comportment. He wants to be a lawmaker but he egregiously breaks the lawS 57 in a 40 and and texting, then threatens the cop! He should run as a democrat. He belongs there. Break the law then makes excuses.

    • Mike Costello

      March 3, 2022 at 10:23 pm

      I also watched the entire video. I was amazed at what a giant fool and imbecile Hyde proved to be to anyone who watched the video. Hyde certainly takes after are wonderful and equally pathetic, Governor desantis.

    • Dallas C

      March 4, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      I agree 100%! Well said. Way to hold your ground officer. You were very professional and didn’t let him rattle you. May God’s protection and blessings be upon you and your family. 🙂

    • Patti McGavic

      March 6, 2022 at 4:54 pm

      Amen to that. She was 100% professional. He was 100% pompous, entitled ass.

    • Boromanard Ekhoul

      March 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Totally agree with you, 100%. Hyde is nothing but a bully. I am a republican and don’t want to have someone like Hyde to represent me or other republicans. Good ridden Hyde!!!

  • TSMarz

    February 25, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I love how he tries to insults her as an immigrant, SO IS HE!

    • Chris Newman

      February 26, 2022 at 1:35 am

      Look for the video of him abusing two lads for speaking Spanish. If I had been there, I quite possibly would’ve chinned him. He’s a proper Wanker, as we say in England.

      • Loranna Moody

        February 26, 2022 at 1:58 pm

        They are Puerto Rican. They were born American citizens unlike him. He’s not very knowledgeable about his adopted country.

        • Hndtlkr

          February 27, 2022 at 3:08 pm

          👍🏼

      • Stephen

        February 26, 2022 at 9:22 pm

        Tosser, too.

    • Shari

      March 2, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      Hyde is repulsive.

  • Stephen Hoff

    February 25, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    I’m embarrassed that he is running as a Republican! I’m glad this video went viral because the last thing we need in DC is another entitled bully. He should take his $150 car and drive it into the sea!!

    • Fred Scribner

      February 26, 2022 at 9:28 am

      What other party could he run for he fits the stereotype of a republican candidate to a tee, belligerent, entitled and a liar to boot.

      • LoL No

        February 26, 2022 at 10:34 am

        LoL That’s called projection, leftist vermin. Now, back to gobbling your incontinent senile grifter pedophiles balls.

        • Bill Stuffins

          February 26, 2022 at 11:31 am

          I found the trump nazi! It’s weak loser LoL No, trump moron!

        • Dave Graff

          February 26, 2022 at 12:55 pm

          Super douche! You have permanent orange stains around your mouth and you need a tic-tac!

        • MHart

          February 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

          What a sick reply. You are no better than Hyde. You need years of psychiatric help. Go get it. You are a great example of what’s wrong with Republicanism. You are a malignant narcissist.

        • Republitard

          February 26, 2022 at 2:02 pm

          an estimate or forecast of a future situation or trend based on a study of present ones.

          Theres the definition of projection so you can actually use it properly

      • Joan Lucas

        February 26, 2022 at 2:17 pm

        Where have you been, sleeping under a rock? Evil democrats are being exposed finally.

        • Brian

          February 26, 2022 at 2:35 pm

          Stop the whataboutism. Stop projecting. Be accountable for your party.

      • Andrew K Dickey

        February 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm

        Although Hyde showed his true self and deserves condemnation, his actions do not represent the Republican Party. It is true that there are plenty of similar people in the Republican Party, there are also similar people in the Democratic Party. So focus on the individual please and don’t turn it into a political rant.

        • Hndtlkr

          February 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm

          Exactly! Anyone want to bet he was just as big a jerk when he was in Britain?

          • charlie

            February 28, 2022 at 8:11 am

            He was from the south coast, allegedly played for Brighton and Southampton but yet to find any proof that he did.
            Either way, he sounds like a massive [email protected]

      • david brandi

        February 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm

        so he is not as upstanding and respectable as Adam Schiff. have some more kool aid Fred

    • Brian Donahue

      February 26, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      I imagine you get embarrassed to be a Republican a lot.

    • Norma Whelan

      February 26, 2022 at 3:21 pm

      Wait! You’re only now embarrassed for the GQP party??? Wow, that’s really getting out there. smfh

  • John Dize

    February 25, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    He lied KNOWING he was on camera, what would he do behind closed doors?

    This boil on the ass of society should NEVER be allowed work in any public capacity.

    HE LIED, HE ATTEMPTED TO USE HIS INFLUENCE TO GET OUT OF A LEGAL, LAWFUL CITATION? HE IS THE TYPE OF PERSON AMERICA NEEDS TO FLUSH!

    • Karen B

      February 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      I know! He knew it was all on tape, yet he continued to prove what a lying elitist he is. Ive rarely seen such a pompus moron in my life.

      • MHart

        February 26, 2022 at 1:36 pm

        Have you ever watched Trump? No bigger pompous moron on Earth.

  • John McCarthy

    February 25, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Let’s hope that this fool NEVER gets into any office. He’s rude and full of himself. Hopefully his other business ventures fail also. Totally uncalled for behavior.

  • Johnny Collins

    February 25, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Typical power broker, or at least in his own small mind. That wasn’t a guy having a bad day, it was his normal, everyday bullying attitude. Had the cop been male and say 6’-4”, 240lbs, he would have been singing a different tune. I would have had his ample ass on the ground with cuffs on him, then beat his ass good and proper, that’s the only language dickheads like that understand. If his old man had put a boot in his ass when he was acting up when he was 10, he wouldn’t behave like this now. I can guarantee you he has been coddled his entire life, never had to take no for answer. I wonder if he is buddies with the judge too?

    • Chris Newman

      February 26, 2022 at 1:32 am

      Johnny, you hit the nail on the head. Well said, brother.

  • Mike Perry

    February 25, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Hyde is an A-hole and an embarrassment to the Republican Party. Entitled people behave like this, certainly not all Republicans. He couldn’t get elected dog catcher now, thank God. You have just emboldened and verified so many Democrat claims about us. Please, just go away.

    • Robert Starr

      February 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

      Well actually the Republican Party is a MAJOR embarrassment to the Republican Party. They seem to be choosing Putin over the American President. So your theory doesn’t work. At this point we may as well consider them a domestic terrorist organization. But yeah, Hyde is an asshole. You’re right about that.

      • Scott

        February 26, 2022 at 1:21 am

        Thank you for saying this. Maybe one of the most truthful, succinct statements an actual rational, seemingly observant and intelligent person has said since Wednesday night. It’s nice to know that decent, rational, knowledgeable people still exist on the internet. Peace.

      • Dulci

        February 26, 2022 at 6:06 am

        That’s nonsense. Republicans aren’t supporting Putin.
        There are some people who think we shouldn’t get involved. I disagree, but thinking we should stay out of their conflict is pretty much the OPPOSITE of throwing support behind either side.
        The press is using edited versions (what else is new) of what Trump said to imply he is supporting Putin – just because Trump acknowledged that Putin is smart and did what he needed to do to achieve his goals. The press left off the part where Trump condemned those goals!

        As I pointed out on another thread. Sioux warriors who were at Little Big Horn expressed admiration for Custer’s courage and fierceness in battle. Pretty sure they weren’t supporting his actions!

        • Jim Bob

          February 26, 2022 at 9:42 am

          Dulci, well stated. Ignorance abounds with fools like super Starr!

        • Brian

          February 26, 2022 at 2:40 pm

          Will you spin the facts about Trump saluting a North Korea general too? Or how about how Trump paved the way for Putin to do this? Or can you spin how Trump with held funding to Ukraine because he wanted a favor?

          • Joe Mac

            February 26, 2022 at 3:17 pm

            Actually it was Quid-Pro-Quo Joe that did that. He even bragged about it on video. Fire the prosecutor (who was looking into the company that Hunter was deeply involved with) or the US would withhold 1 billion US form them. To brag about this on camera AND then have millions of dumb-ass Democrats to ignore it and vote for him!!! Joe Biden is the WORST POS president that has ever existed.

          • Lodekka

            February 28, 2022 at 2:14 am

            You utter ignoramus. Another one believing everything they hear from Rachel Maddow.

      • Allan

        February 26, 2022 at 8:31 am

        Should we mention Biden and Afghanistan and now Ukraine, that’s embarrassing.

        • jw

          February 26, 2022 at 3:36 pm

          Only a real simpleton would blame Biden for getting out of a 20 year old war that a Republican created and blame Biden for Putin’s actions. You know, the guy that was literally in bed with tRump for the past 20 years. The guy that tried to withhold arms for Ukraine so that it would help his pal, Putin. That’s why Ukraine is where it’s at today. Trump did this and he will pay bigly. And so will his idiot enablers, like you…

        • Debbie Scott

          March 2, 2022 at 12:57 am

          should we mention the Capitol riot, supporting Putin, and grabbing P while his wife was pregnant.

      • LoL No

        February 26, 2022 at 10:36 am

        Found the imbecile that actually believes the propaganda served up by our MSM. Mmmmmm slurp it down, midwit.

        • Bill Stuffins

          February 26, 2022 at 11:32 am

          Here’s the trump moron! Suck harder, loser “Lol No”!

      • Norma Whelan

        February 26, 2022 at 3:24 pm

        Like

  • ROBERT GRANT

    February 25, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    DNC and GOP are full of people like this. Inflated egos and self importance. Its a good thing that his political ambitions have been clipped.

    • Scott

      February 26, 2022 at 1:22 am

      I didn’t see a “DNC” candidate in this video. Nice deflection though.

      • Michael Kim

        February 26, 2022 at 8:04 am

        Maybe not, but there’s a boat load of those, too. Point being. BOTH SUCKS and YOU SUCK EVEN MORE for thinking defending one is righteous. Maybe YOU’RE the real Hyde?

  • Dickens Kristie

    February 25, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Please do a followup to this story and let us know if he paid his tickets or if they were “taken care of” but the person he kept name dropping and demanded to come to the scene. If that is the case there should be more investigations into that! The officer didn’t deserve that and should be commended for having to put us with such a pompous, entitled a$$!

  • Kevin Jones

    February 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Republican or Democrat or whatever, there are unfit people in all political parties and they all need to get checked. It’s a case to case basis not a complete stereotype for a whole party. This guy is 1 out of many that need to go and there’s no excuse even if the person is on your “team” they are not on team for the people.

    • Scott

      February 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

      This story is about a Republican. I know you clowns like to deflect and deny, as this moron in the video feebly attempted to do; but crying ‘foul’ and ‘conspiracy’ won’t actually get you anywhere respectable. Eat it for once and learn some accountability. Your post only confirms what the common mindset of the ‘right’ is. Grow up and take care of yours instead of projecting.

      • William Bottoms

        February 26, 2022 at 6:54 am

        Scott, You are acting the same way Martin Hyde did. We actually aren’t speaking about Dems or Repubs but of human nature in general worldwide.

        • KarenB

          February 26, 2022 at 1:39 pm

          Exactly. This guy called himself a Republican, but he was running against the Republican incumbant. Love it when elitists sink their own ship. He obviously wasnt loved by Republicans, either.

          • Jean

            February 26, 2022 at 3:26 pm

            Next they’ll be saying it was a conspiracy to set him up.

        • Brian

          February 26, 2022 at 2:45 pm

          You’re right, lets ignore the insurrection like it didn’t happen or act like it was even serious. This is why people trying to put dems and republicans on the same playing field has no credence. It should be treated with hostility.

  • Charles Molsbee

    February 25, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    I know this will not make its way to this correctly named “politician want to be”. I am from Arkansas and we like all states have issues but the way the Hyde character acted keeps me from wanting to even come to Florida. Not only from the piece of work, but whoever the supervisor with the PD acted to the office was way out of line also. I have been around law enforcement and EMS for for about 30 years and have never seen that approach to an officer doing their job. He was way out of line also and immediately took the crackheads side. He could have just as easily walked up to her squad and just said head on back and we will talk about this there.

    Also, could not see the texting, but i wonder why his pants were unzipped the entire time he was out of his car. Hyde not the PD Supervisor.

    Just a horrible image of Florida.

  • James Bolton

    February 25, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Maybe Jekyl should have been driving.

  • David Brown

    February 25, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    He was acting like a Clinton, thinking he is above the law, but now he knows ONLY Crooked Hillary can make that play.

    • Scott

      February 26, 2022 at 1:29 am

      Pretty pathetic attempt at bringing the Clintons into an ARTICLE ABOUT A VIDEO of a puke REPUBLICAN harassing a POLICE OFFICER, coward. You clowns always cry “snowflake” and “Trump derangement syndrome” when, in typical fashion, you’re the hypocrites who deflect and project like 8 year-olds. Grow up and get over the Clintons already. They haven’t been in power in over 21 years. Stay on topic Mr. Whataboutism LIAR. Child.

      • Roger wheels

        February 26, 2022 at 2:06 am

        You are Both way off track here. The guy is a power hungry bully. Period. The exact opposite anyone would want in any political office. Thank goodness this officer posted her body cam! Thank you for your service young lady!!!

      • Kevin Ryan

        February 26, 2022 at 8:03 am

        Scott, I think you may have a keyboard malfunction, your CAPS LOCK and SPACEBAR buttons seem to be sticking. You should lean away from your keyboard when you cry.

    • brin

      February 26, 2022 at 11:22 am

      your party has become disgusting all republicans
      should be ashamed of your current candidates how about
      he acting like a trump and all if his cronies….ahole

    • Jean

      February 26, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Is there any other image of Florida???

    • Jeannie

      February 26, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      simpleton alert!!!

    • Rich

      February 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm

      @David Brown – I mean, you’re not wrong. It’s both political parties. But you are kind of trolling here – I think you’re aware 😉

  • Mark

    February 25, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    What a terrible human being. The police officer should be promoted. Mr Hyde should go back to whatever country he came from.

    • Chris Newman

      February 26, 2022 at 1:28 am

      STOP, we don’t want him back.

      • Hndtlkr

        February 27, 2022 at 3:16 pm

        😆 No doubt

  • Chris Newman

    February 26, 2022 at 1:26 am

    As an Englishman, I am highly embarrassed by Hyde’s behavior. The fact that he, an immigrant, berated a fellow immigrant about how she conducted herself (which may I say was highly professional and a credit to her station) was nauseating to listen to.
    There’s probably an underlying reason why he left England, as we are such a small island he quite possibly had upset too many people and had to get the hell out of Dodge! BTW, we don’t want him back he’s your problem now, (chuckles) and with regard to him being a pro footballer, he was garbage.

    • Chris

      February 26, 2022 at 10:58 am

      Im voting for his citizenship be taken. he should be charged trying to use his political status to end a career and to get out of a ticket. he should be removed from our lands after his term in jail

    • Shilts

      March 1, 2022 at 5:12 pm

      He was a 16 and 17 year old apprentice at Brighton, that means he couldn’t have signed a professional contract there. Apprentices don’t move between clubs (unless they are they are at some outstanding level and Manchester Utd or Liverpool wanted them).

      My guess is that Hyde was released by Brighton and ran back to mummy and daddy in South London – that would mean the Southampton claim is complete bollocks. This seems likely as I can find no reference to Hyde EVER having been on the books at Southampton. BTW Southampton’s goalkeeper in 1983-84 (when Hyde claims to have been playing there) was Peter Shilton and he played every minute of every game that season!

      Hyde turns up at the amateur Carlshalton Athletic in September 1984. Carlshalton is just down the road from mummy and daddy’s home.

      A ‘professional footballer’ (goalkeeper, no less) dropping from the team that riding high in the old First Division to Carlshalton Athletic in the Isthmian Legue, is a ridiculous claim. Players that have been found guilty of henious crimes involving deaths by dangerous driving, rape and drug offences haven’t fallen that far down the football pyramid,

      I call bullshit, Mr Hyde.

  • Roger wheels

    February 26, 2022 at 1:58 am

    So happy this dirt bag is done. Imagine Florida would have this piece of shit represent them! Happy trails scam bag….

    • Thomas Neal

      March 5, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      As a law enforcement officer I was disgusted by the actions of Mr. Hyde. It does not matter what his political ideology were, his actions were shameful and he should not be elected to any position of authority, you remember the saying power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely Sir John Dalberg

  • Scott Whitt

    February 26, 2022 at 2:33 am

    I hope someone does a follow up on the other cops. How did he know she’s an immigrant? Did her supervisor bury her over the phone? If I’m her that’s what I would be mad about more than anything.

  • Gareth Young

    February 26, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Much as I sympathise with your feelings on this horrible individual, please don’t send him back to us – we really don’t want him. In fact, would you like to have some more? Sadly, we have plenty more like him over here.

  • Kevin Ryan

    February 26, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Martin,
    Zip up pal, you fly is down. I did not notice it until the 13 minute mark of the video, I was distracted by all the fuzz balls on your sweater.

  • DeSantis2024

    February 26, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Thank God for the video. Without it, this disgusting, entitled cronyism elitist gets everything dismissed and the officer is probably written up. This situation should be used as a training opportunity for everyone involved, other than the officer issuing the citations, as she should be commended for her bravery. It makes me sick to think how many entitled politicians skate on traffic charges because they play the “Do you know who I am” card and a weak LEO caves under the pressure. The best outcome of this is the fact Mr. Hyde is no longer seeking office, and can work on finding and allowing the Dr. Jekyll side of his split personality to become more prevalent.

  • Martin

    February 26, 2022 at 8:42 am

    These kind of people runs the system…. So not surprising that our reality is what it is. Without the captured video he would pursuit hes way to congress and do what he obviously likes to do – play games for he’s own sake with he’s own law.

    It was really good he got cought in the traffic violation. Which he denied in pure daylight. That’s what they do. But getting cought is not what they like.

    Happy for he’s 150 000$ car, house and all… Hope he’s happy camper👍🏻

  • C

    February 26, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Hilarious how he campaigns against elitism, but says something to the tune of “I drive a $150,000 car. You don’t think I would register it?” Registration another officer said was an expired copy.

    Feels entitled to be bowed down to. The officer was very polite. Seemingly just trying to be quick to get the out of the roadway. It’s a little pathetic how her superiors gave into him even though they didn’t believe him.

  • Vince R

    February 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Martin Hyde is a disgusting human being with no respect for people and law enforcement. I’d never want him to represent me in government or work alongside him or even be friends with him. He is definitely a Karen and another corrupt politician abusing his influence and self perceived power. Do you know who I am Martin? I’m someone that will never vote or hire you or be associated with you.

    • Hndtlkr

      February 27, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      And I’m someone (amongst many others) that got to see you make a complete ass out of yourself😆. Plus, show the people of FLA who (how) you really are. Nice job…at least you’re good at something (obviously not at dressing yourself😃).

  • Tee S.

    February 26, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Thank goodness for video technology. Otherwise everyone would have believed his distorted explanation. That police officer did a fantastic job, without being rattled by the bully. Think about all the recent in incidents, primarily shootings, that were sorted out by videos that set the records straight.

  • Christopher Moffett

    February 26, 2022 at 10:47 am

    im wondering how using a political status to get out of a ticket NOT against the law, seems it would fall under bribery or something similar. But i guess you have to protect yourself and not make laws to incriminate themselves but to incriminate others.

  • Dick M

    February 26, 2022 at 10:59 am

    My friend showed me the video of the interaction with the Officer. I never heard of Hyde before so I didn’t know if he was a Republican or Democrat. I did tell my friend that whatever party he’s affiliated with should throw him out! The part of him showing “HYDE 2022” on his phone was suppose to influence the officer evidently!

  • John

    February 26, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Contrast the cops actions to cop that pulled his gun, pointed it several times at the woman (Jenice Hodge), threatening to rip her out of the car then tackled her at the end. This guy reaching all inside his car, gets out approaches officer etc. The cop that attacks Jenice claimed he saw a carry permit & got scared. Total BS.

    • Hndtlkr

      February 27, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      When she had her door open, and was telling him to get back in the car AGAIN (or at least on the sidewalk) and he kept walking around, I immediately thought to myself “Hey asshole, that’s how people get shot! “(who knew if he packing?). He certainly wasn’t acting all that resonable. Also, notice the sgt never told him to get his ass out of the street and made it a point to call him Martin, as if they were buds.

  • Joe Dirt

    February 26, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Zip up your Fly Mr. Hyde

    • NJ

      February 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      Maybe he wasn’t texting after all? Maybe he was taking a dick pic!

    • not in florida

      February 28, 2022 at 10:55 pm

      His pants were too tight to do so.

  • Jon Ferris

    February 26, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    I’m glad the camera’s were working and this lying imbecile was outted. Good job Officer.

  • Lpeck

    February 26, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Mr. Hyde’s behaviour throughout 5he traffic stop video provides an excellent illustration of low-functioning sociopathy.

  • AwakenedGiant

    February 26, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    This is a democrat running as a republican, he would have been a RINO. Note him speaking of EQUITY. Glad he self destructed, we don’t need this type of entitled egotistical arse in politics anymore.

    • Angela Baker

      March 1, 2022 at 1:07 am

      Actually, Mr. Hyde is a well-known far right Republican here in Sarasot who has run for local office before. Now he’s running for Congress (til he apparently sorta dropped out) and note that. Roger Stone has been his key consultant lately. ROGER STONE. Nothing RINO here. Mr. Hyde was actually AT the Jan. 6 insurrection and called VP Pence a traitor. So, no, he’s always been on the right fringe of the fringe of the GOP.

  • Kay Jackson

    February 26, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    My late brother lived in Osprey, just a stones throw away from Sarasota. While my brother was a long time Republican he would have abhorred the arrogance and self entitlement displayed by this man. Is it any wonder that his agent is. Roger Stone? I hope Americans memory does not fade in case this man should ever run again for public office. You are a pompous a – – and you are not about what this country is trying to achieve. I have dear friends across the Pond and they too would be ashamed to claim you as one of theirs. Contrary to what you said….the ONLY thing you’re sorry for is that you got caught and were so consumed with your temper tantrum you forgot you were being filmed.

    • Hndtlkr

      February 27, 2022 at 3:56 pm

      He didn’t forget, he just didn’t care. Thought his “in” with the powers that be would take care of that. It got taken care of all right😆

  • Donnie T Rump

    February 26, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Typical Re-puke-lican t-rump idiot. Send HIM back to England or where ever the eff he came from ! ! ! ! Father of 4 kids should be ashamed – nice example of being a bully…
    HYDE IS AN ASSHOLE.

    • Walter C.

      February 28, 2022 at 1:26 am

      Umm, did you not read the article? President Trump endorsed Mr. Hyde’s Republican opponent.

  • John C

    February 26, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    He must have thought he was running for the House of Lords in broken down jolly olde England. What an obnoxious chap. He was so self entitled and obnoxious that you would think he was a democrat communist/ antifa member. Glad to see he sabotaged himself.

  • Holly Pecina

    February 26, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    This man is simply an asshole….

  • John Casey

    February 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    As a former Law Enforcement officer, this arrogant man’s behavior is becoming increasingly common as people exhibit less and less respect for our police. I am extrememly happy he has ended his quest for election to Congress. We avoided a potential disaster should be be in a position to influence anything…

    • Hndtlkr

      February 27, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      I totally agree! And, I live clear on the other side of the country😉.

  • Andy

    February 26, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    As a citizen who lost their wife at age 21 a year after being married because an individual decided to use a mobile communication while driving I have no mercy for you actions. An apology is not enough and your money and reputation means nothing. you feel your better then others and in no way does this show leadership. You don’t care for the safety of your own community and showed no remorse. Even the officer stayed rational and calm, yet you continued to argue your innocents instead of owning up to your mistakes. I would like your head on my door step by midnight or I will have my team retrieve it for me. The only consequence a man like you can face is true reality and fear. Till then you are the lowest of low and use power to manipulate and cause evil. If you take your life you are nothing and show even more discuss then your apology. As a veteran of the United States of America I will stop at nothing to prosecute an unfaithful and evil threat to my community. Unfortunately relying on my local district attorneys office to execute a proper consequence would not make me feel safe sleeping tonight. I have made myself clear, DO NOT disappoint me.

  • Rich

    February 26, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Not for nothing, but Hyde already said he was ending his campaign back in 2019, after an altercation with a young man from Puerto Rico at his tennis club (Hyde was actually then barred from the club by the manager). And his website is still up and running – the man is obviously not going anywhere. I haven’t seen any suspension of his campaign – he’s just hoping people forget and check the “R” box on their ballots. Gross. Against elitism..as if.

  • ab sent

    February 26, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you for allowing this comment section active! Awesome website!

  • Bill Biffington

    February 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    What a piece of shit

  • John Whaley

    February 26, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Excellent journalism. Factual and unopinionated.
    As for the subject of the story, the man portrays himself accurately.
    Refreshing to see transparent reporting and humanity scoring a goal against tyranny.

  • John Whaley

    February 26, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Additionally, well trained and excellent performance by the ticketing officer.

  • Andy Benjamin

    February 26, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Now just imagine if she did not have a body cam ? This guy can apologize all he wants and it means nothing ! What a disgrace and Kudos to the officer for maintaining her cool.

    • Hndtlkr

      February 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm

      It means absolutely nothing and the officer knows that. For what it’s worth, I think the sgt also owes her an apology for his obvious lack of support for her and obsequiousness to that piece of crap in the car. Kind of makes me wonder how many times that clown🤡 got away with this routine.

  • rob bert

    February 26, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Least we not forget its comment stating how it now understands why cops are being shot…

  • Kevin

    February 27, 2022 at 7:06 am

    He got to see how power goes to her head being a cop = being an asshole. Just the same as being a politican = being an asshole. They all deserve each other.

  • Steve Baxter

    February 27, 2022 at 7:21 am

    What a nutter this bloke is. As an Englishman, I’m embarrassed to have to admit to him being one of ours. I’m glad he’s over the pond with you, but seriously this fella needs some psychotherapy. Fair play to the female cop, who kept her calm throughout the ordeal she faced from this knob, she deserves a promotion. We need more people like her in this world. Hopefully she does make a career change and becomes a politician, I’m sure she’d get more votes than this arrogant imbecile. Anyway feel free to do with him what you want, I advise locking him up and throwing away the key. Whatever you do don’t send him back to the UK, we have enough to handle with Boris.

  • john

    February 27, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Hyde is no different than any other professional politician.
    they’re all in the same club, and we’re not allowed to become members, or enjoy their privileges.
    As a regular old greaseball nobody,,,,, I’ve done a way better job of dodging tickets. You gotta treat the cop with some courtesy. If he likes you, you’re in,, if not, oh well.

  • Wayne Winston

    February 27, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    The reason he got the speeding ticket and was in a bad mood is because the amount of time and energy he spent getting into those skinny jeans…🤣

  • Sun Wun

    February 27, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    For Martin Hyde to have any chance in future political elections, he will have to start his own political party.

  • Dougie Sherwin

    February 27, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Martin Hyde is clearly one of the most self-impressed jerks in floriduh. And that’s a humongous hurdle.

    Another reason I will never visit your state.

  • james

    February 27, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Sadly, this is nearly all politicians. They didn’t get caught before being elected. That is why they insist that you wear a mask or be arrested then they go out don’t wear a mask, as the numerous news stories show. But they have their servants wear a mask

  • Udo Klein

    February 27, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    What a total douche. Go back to England wanker! The officer handled herself very well. This guy has an overinflated sense of self importance. If anyone could use a knee on the neck to learn some well deserved humility it’s him.

  • Udo Klein

    February 27, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    😄 An old fat ass in skinny jeans is always a laugh.

  • James E Craft

    February 27, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    And what was all that about her ethnic background? What does that have to do with anything, unless he was just trying to be a bully.

  • Ned Racine

    February 27, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    This guy is a real piece of work. Unfortunately, he appears to represent today’s political climate. He clearly expected special treatment and then kept insisting he was a “Law Abiding Citizen” who was not asking for special treatment. He’s exactly what we do not need in this country. Unfortunately, he’s also seems to be representative of today’s Republican party.

  • Hndtlkr

    February 27, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Uh, yeah, he was being a bully throughout. Any questions about that were answered when he asked her, “Do you know who I am?” And continued through his monologue with the Sgt. telling him the officer should have been addressing him with “Yes, sir” and “No, sir”🙄 (When he showed her not one shred of professional respect).

  • Phillip Tate

    February 27, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I read countless comments from so many of you. As it is with ANY human being today, we/you come in two flavors… 1) Those who don’t look at color or politics when reviewing this cam video and see it for the arrogance of a POLITICIAN wanna be. You/I are the rational ones! 2) Those of you who are so blinded by your hate and disgust of a POLITICAL party that you can’t see the forest for the trees! You think everything is POLITICAL. Those of you with this mindset are a bunch of stupid fools! God help this country!

  • James

    February 27, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    This man is an absolute heaping POS and should never be allowed to run for a public office position.
    He treated that police officer like crap, he acted like an entitled and arrogant chump.
    He verbally attacked this police officers credibility and was videoed lying.
    I hope he is never allowed to enter a political race again, it is people just like him that have made politicians so disrespected.

  • Brian

    February 27, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    LOL this man is the perfect politician for America circa 2022. Arrogant, condescending, elitist, above-the-law etc. etc. etc.
    He would fit in quite nicely with Joe, Nancy, Kamala, Chuck and all the others.

  • David Arthur Franklin

    February 28, 2022 at 8:19 am

    I just watched the video and all I can say is how lucky Sarasota is to have such a professional police officer as Julia Beskin. She displayed remarkable professionalism and restraint while dealing with this citizen. He lied to her, lied to her coworker and lied to her supervisor. She rooted out a contemptable liar who WAS running for congress and saved our country the embarrassment of electing a lair. Job well done Officer Beskin!

  • John Dexxa

    February 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    A self entitled, low life sack of dog $#!t thats all he is. What a complete scumbag. Thinks he is above all because he has a $50k car lol. What a lowlife scak of dog $#!t, Wish she would have dragged him out of the car and give him the beat down he deserves!

  • Bill Eiskina

    February 28, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    The lack of support from her supervisor is as disturbing as his actions.

  • Peter Smith

    February 28, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Anyone who has anything to do with him won’t have my vote and won’t have my business. The world does not need scum like this holding public office. These morons forget that they work for the people, they are the rulers of the people. Go to hell, scumbag.

  • Dislike this Guy!

    February 28, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    OMG.. Just saw the video… what a douche bag!

  • Martin Hyde is a cunt

    February 28, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Fat, entitled, piece of crap. If he was black he would have got tazed.

  • David

    February 28, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    WOW… WHAT A PIECE OF WORK! Its people like him which is the reason our political system is in the toilet. Condescending, arrogant, entitled…. a Hilary Clinton wannabe with testicles. Sarasota and the Republican party dodged a major black eye by this guy getting pulled over. The officer who cited this trash should get accommodations from the State of Florida for exposing him for what he is a lying Richard. I would not be surprised if he was a leftist RINO plant masquerading as A GOP to cast a liberal vote on a crucial issue and rob the GOP of a political victory, like others before. I am glad the video made it to UTUBE so his mug is seen everywhere and he never has a chance to run for any office.
    Again, thank you officer for your professionalism and standing tall and stong to this pompous, sanctamonious egotistical PIG. GREAT JOB!

  • Stevie

    March 1, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Martin Hyde deserves t lose all credit and any hopes of ever being elected in a public post again. He showed himself to be an egotist and a bully who believes he is entitled to different treatment than others due to his “position”. The female officer was outstanding in her composure, even whilst being threatened with her job etc. If Hyde manages to survive this then there is nothing that will save US politics.

  • Shilts

    March 1, 2022 at 7:31 am

    I understand Hyde has boasted that he was formerly a professional footballer. It is claimed he played for Brighton and Hove Albion from 1982 to 1983 and for Southhampton F.C. from 1983 to 1984.

    UK company records show Hyde was born in October 1965, so when he was supposedly a ‘professional footballer’ at Brighton and Hove Albion for the start of the 1982-3 season he was 16.

    Records show Hyde was an Apprentice Footballer who played a handful of youth and second team games. He NEVER played for the first team. Hyde was NOT a on a professional contract, so he was NOT a professional footballer for Brighton and Hove Albion.

    As for the Southampton FC claim, I can find no reference to him EVER having ANY association with this football club. A move from Brighton and Hove Albion to Southampton FC would have been a step up for Hyde as Brighton and Hove Albion was relegated to the second tier at the end of the 1982-3 season, but I can see no reason why Southampton would have signed an apprentice who had managed just a handful of seond team games. Hyde’s name doesn’t appear in any lists of player transfers (these include players that have switched teams with no fees payable).
    He is also not included in any of the lists of Southampton FC players (this includes players who have played just one match for the first team).

    I have found a newspaper reference to a Martin Hyde playing as goalkeeper for the AMATEUR team Carshalton Athletic in September 1984. A move from Southampton FC to Carshalton Athletic would represent a massive fall from grace and is hilariously improbable (it is a drop from a tier 1 team to a tier 7 one – a fall from a team that had finished 2nd in the county to one that finished 134th).

    I don’t think Hyde was ever a professional footballer. That he boasts of his ‘football career’ (a couple of second team games 40 years ago) says a lot about this guy’s character.

  • Al Sleet

    March 1, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Go eat a Bag of Dicks Martin Hyde.

    WTF is to do w/ you is a small Town in Western Conn.? WTF is that even supposed to mean, given the context of what was actually transpiring?? Also, WTF is up with ‘Immigrant-Status’???

    This hung-to-dry fat-assed neo-con wearing his teenage daughter’s denim jeans is nothing more than the biggest fat-ass in County Lockup, shaking down the new inmates for a second food tray.

    Take your clapped-out, busted mirror ‘$149999.99’ SUV and drive off the nearest bridge into the Bay, you fucking Ignorant Slut.

  • Peter Combs

    March 1, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Florida dodged a bullet with this arrogant clown, imagine how bad he could get behind closed doors. Just a phony nobody.

  • ura twat

    March 1, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    wow what fuckhole of a self important prick. what is with that bullshit accent? disrespectful to this pile of dirt is anybody who doesn’t kiss his pompous ass.

    • Shilts

      March 1, 2022 at 4:09 pm

      His accent is someone from the south London gutter trying to sound important. He’s a prick.

  • dan darnell

    March 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    When you ally yourself to notorious buffoons like Roger Stone and Don Trump what other behaviors could you possibly expect? Birds of a feather.

  • June Peyer

    March 1, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Narcissistic behavior. Personality disorders and traits are fascinating. This guy definitely suffered a narcissistic Amygdala Hijack. He needs therapy, but doubtless he won’t .

  • jeff white

    March 1, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    The comments here are a symptom of what is wrong in America.

    This guy was in the wrong – that would be true if he was republican, a democrat, a libertarian, etc. Why did this turn into a battle over republicans vs democrats? Sheesh!

  • Steven

    March 1, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Julia Beskin deserves a promotion, she’s been there 7 years and I hope she makes it 17 and then some.

  • Dave Thompson

    March 1, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Sometimes the garbage takes itself out.

  • steve girard

    March 1, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Ici au Québec, on appelle ca du ” Trafic d’influence ” punisable par la loi, le courage d’une policiere exemplaire et incorruptible.
    Bravo et bon courage a Julia Beskin.

  • Chili

    March 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Wow. Florida must be a real S* hole with all the far right extremists running around . You get an idea how bad it must be just reading these posts. America should be ashamed of itself

  • Bea

    March 2, 2022 at 12:06 am

    He may have been running as a republican but his actions were more of an entitled democratic spoiled brat… i for one after seeing 20 minutes of him spewing at the officer that was just doing her job would never vote for him anyway

    • Chili

      March 2, 2022 at 4:43 am

      proves my point, hes a republican and you say oh no his actions are of a democrate, you are the problem loser LOL

  • Rob Whitey

    March 2, 2022 at 12:44 am

    He needs his kicked back into the real not classes.

  • M. Schaffer

    March 2, 2022 at 11:56 am

    So glad he dropped out of the race. We don’t need this type of candidate in either party. Time to clear out Congress of this type and bring in people who will respect their position and the people of their community. Thank you, Jacob, for your follow-up report.

  • Allen

    March 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    He would have fit right in with the old boys network out in DC. Has all the right qualifications to survive in the den of thieves.

  • Pete Haines

    March 2, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Mr. Hyde was more than wrong. He was attempting to bully the female officer. I doubt he would have such big cajones had the stopping officer had been a man.

    What a jackwad!!

  • Becky Shirling

    March 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Why am I not surprised he was endorsed by Trump? Being a jerk is generally a political liability no matter how good your ideas are. Ask Trump as he heads out for his daily tee time.

  • Me

    March 2, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I really can’t understand how anyone could be so soulless and arrogant! I have friends who are cops, and I don’t know how they do it! I work in education, and unfortunately have encountered parents who are super rich who have acted this way also when they don’t get their way.

  • Chris

    March 2, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    He’s everything that’s wrong about US politics and he’s not even one of them. An embarrassing British Bully. Karma is real.

  • KATE

    March 3, 2022 at 2:35 am

    LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GONNA MAKE 8 YEARS AND HIS CONGRESS RUN IS OVER. #KARMA

  • Paul Stevens

    March 3, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Funny, Hyde’s “friend’s” down at the station didn’t even give him the right info she’s is from Latvia not Russia? if this had been captured in England where he from he would be wearing thick gold chain with and gold sovereign rings on every finger ! soooooo much typically English load mouth (Most are really nice) but these ones are hated at home and abroad probably why he’s in the US. Wonder if his English immigrant status gave him the right to talk to the officer like that?

  • Drew

    March 3, 2022 at 9:17 am

    I believe he should have also received a citation for wearing “Skinny Jeans”. That just ain’t right.

  • DRB

    March 3, 2022 at 9:56 am

    I think the guy’s fly was open too.

  • Mark Sear

    March 3, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    What a total jerk. Boycott all his businesses – let’s face it if he lies like that on a video camera … how can you trust his business.

  • Christopher Cyphers

    March 3, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    I wouldn’t vote for this arrogant SOB for dog catcher. What a creep, a liar, a bully–although he would fit right in with his GOP mental defectives in Congress.

  • TOM WESTFIELD

    March 3, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    He was the rude one, complete Karen package

  • Marcela

    March 4, 2022 at 10:34 am

    You can see crooked in his face way before any of this happened. How are people blind to this? Learn to read and spot darkness…. We need more politicians with light ✨🙏🏻✨

  • Neutral party.

    March 4, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Watching you people makes my intelligence go down the drain.

    Instead of viewing every politician as a whole, you just see “Republican” or “Democrat”.
    It is no wonder your country is eating so much shit. You basically have no unity anymore.
    You the people of America are being used by power-hungry psychopaths, and you defend them!

    Do you think Hyde was bad? This is how every politician with enough power acts! They do this all the time, in the shadows where they think nobody is looking.

    You should judge every politician as a whole, Party means nothing. Political opinions can be different.

    Personally I think your country was doomed the moment you decided that you have to be a “Democrat” or “Republican”. You should have maybe 10 political parties.

    That is democracy. Instead, you have deluded yourselves into believing that having just two choices is a choice at all.

    I wish I could live in America for a while, just so that I could try to raise awareness towards this issue. Sadly that is not easy.

    Anyway, good a crook got caught, but you are still stuck with the ones that got through the net. Which I believe to be the greater majority.

    Until you Americans do something about this yourself, your country will just continiue to decline.

  • Shaun Tam

    March 4, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Oh sod off Martin Hyde. You’re only sorry because the video got out and people are berating you. I saw the video and also read your pathetic post. Even in all this mess, you’re only writing one simple sorry for the officer and the rest is just lip service to garner more sympathy and praise for yourself. How much more pathetic can you get? How about going into detail about WHAT you’re sorry for.

    You said you were verbally aggressive. Mate, that’s putting it lightly, isn’t it? You were being a complete bully. That’s what you should have been sorry for if you are even half human. Hope you pay for the counselling sessions to that officer, as many would have been broken to bullies like you halfway through the video.

    Your post said you should have stopped after asking the question “do you know who I am?” and practiced some humility, but what the video shows is that even if you did, it would have been fake and insincere as obviously your true colours are about treating people beneath you – people you were supposed to be serving.

    Hope a little person such as yourself will never find ANY position of power ever again, for the good of humanity.

  • PedroM

    March 4, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    That’s how polititians do it when no one is looking. Corrupt and dirty, shame on you! And yes, I am a Florida resident.
    Semper Fi

  • Chrissy Roberts

    March 5, 2022 at 9:54 am

    I watched the video and listen to him berate the female officer and ask for her Russian immigration status, deny her his registration and lie about it later, among other things. He’s just a bad person all around. But he is a great representation of entitlement in America. When speaking to her supervisor, he actually was justifying shooting of people, when they act like her, all because she stopped him. He was caught, breaking all kinds of laws. Driving is a privilege. He is a pathetic person and it’s awful to see a politician push their weight around to get his way. What a bully. HE is what is wrong with American politicians. I was glad to find this article and read, he’s no longer in this political arena. Sadly, he’s not the only one that acts this way.

  • Ben

    March 7, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Roberto, my position isn’t that the guy WAS gaslighting the cop. Just that it’s silly to say that there is no such thing as “gaslighting” and it’s all just “liars”.

  • salvatori rossi

    March 7, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    This guy is a piece of shiiiit He is a liar. he lost my vote, he is disgusting pig. he needs to go back to UK. take your crap back to UK. he is the rudest person i seen. the cops boss needs to get fired, all of them. they need to stand by her for doing her job.

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