Watch: The Lights Went Out on Richard Painter at #TribFest18, He Kept Rolling Unfazed
During the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Margaret Moore, Richard Painter, Walter Shaub and Steve Wollins discussed the whether or not ‘Government Ethics were an Oxymoron’ at a panel with moderator Dave Levinthal.
Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, former White House chief ethics counsel and current candidate running for Senate as a Democrat in Minnesota, was answering a question when the lights went out — He didn’t miss a beat and kept talking. He also said, to thunderous applause, “If people don’t want to follow the rules, then they can go get another job!”
The lights actually went out twice during the panel while Painter was speaking and he kept talking to cover his point without stopping both times.