Has Republican John Sweeney Stopped Beating His Wife? Seriously! Has He?

Brian Zick

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Brendan Lyons for the Albany Times Union reports: CLIFTON PARK -- The wife of U.S. Rep. John Sweeney called police last December to complain her husband was “knocking her around'' during a late-night argument at the couple's home, according to a document obtained last week by the Times Union.The emergency call to a police dispatcher triggered a visit to the couple's residence by a state trooper from Clifton Park, who filed a domestic incident report after noting that the congressman had scratches on his face, the document states. No criminal charges were filed.Gaia M. Sweeney, 36, told a trooper that her husband had grabbed her by the neck and was pushing her around the house, according to the document.

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