Brooks texts me, I write up the saga for The Daily Beast and my "Ralston Reports" commentary

"Plz stop"

"Lynching"

"On TV"

Those were the texts I received Wednesday evening from Assemblyman Steven Brooks, with echoes of Clarence Thomas' famous comments. Somehwat odd and disturbing, no? Especially so because I had aired a program that evening in which I had questioned whether he could be convicted under the law but wondered if he could serve. I asked what he meant and....no response.

My commentary is embedded below, and I also wrote a piece for a national site.