Ex-GOP Official Blames Cough Syrup For His Behavior
[su_right_ad]The behavior involved threatening his wife. Because we all know that cough syrup causes you to be nasty to the one you love.
Former South Carolina Republican Party chief Todd Kincannon was accused of threatening his wife but he blames the medicine he was taking for a respiratory condition, the Charleston City Paper reports.
Said Kincannon: “I’m the kind of guy who never goes to the doctor. I finally went and was prescribed something called Benzonatate for my cough. I’d never taken it before, and took it for the first time last night. Basically, I went completely crazy after taking it. I don’t even remember all of it.”
…on Thursday at about 10:21 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy responded to Kincannon’s house in Columbia “regarding a possible domestic incident.” The deputy met with Kincannon, who said he and his wife had gotten in an argument about him “touching [his wife’s] leg at a work function.” The report notes that Kincannon “denied any physical altercation and had no signs of such.”
The officer then spoke with Kincannon’s wife, Ashely Suzanne Griffith, who said that they “have a history of unreported domestic violence.” She said she was “extremely fearful” of Kincannon and described him as being “extremely ‘traditional’ and controlling, thus becoming very upset due to embarrassing him,” according to the report.