Lawmaker Plans News Conference Day After Kicking Photographer

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Denver (AP) New Republican State Lawmaker Douglas Bruce is planning a news conference Tuesday morning but he says it's about emergency legislation, not his kicking a photographer for taking his picture during the morning prayer.

Bruce got upset when a Rocky Mountain News photographer took his picture during a prayer Monday.

Bruce then brought his heel down on the photographer's bent knee.

Bruce refused to apologize and says the photographer was out of line.

Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple said the photographer had a right to take Bruce's picture.

Temple said he would discuss the incident with House leadership.