Lawmaker Confronted Over 'Soprano' Comment

Originally published on June 17, 2011 9:41 am
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California lawmakers got in a shoving match in the State Assembly. Republican Don Wagner criticized a bill, comparing it to insurance sold by Tony Soprano in the HBO series. An Italian-American Democrat demanded an apology.

U: Mr. Wagner, do you want to apologize?

INSKEEP: I will apologize to any Italian-Americans who are not in the Mafia and engaged in insurance scams.

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