Pa. Senator Lisa Boscola gets into bar confrontation

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 10, 2014 5:29 AM

(Harrisburg) --  A state senator has acknowledged she was asked to leave a Harrisburg bar after a heated discussion with state House Speaker Sam Smith.

But, she denies hitting a woman there, as the woman claimed in a Facebook post.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Senator Lisa Boscola wouldn't say whether she had been drinking at the Brick Haus, and that she would try to talk to the woman who made the accusation.

The Northampton County Democrat says she fights back with words when legislative leaders are condescending to her.

Boscola says in a statement she had an animated discussion with other lawmakers, and called the conversation "frank and passionate.'"

She says the tone may have made others in the bar uncomfortable, and that she complied with a request to leave. 

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