Pennsylvania Democratic State Rep. Kevin Boyle threatens to shut down bar during


A Democratic Pennsylvania state lawmaker allegedly threatened to use his political status to shut down a local bar as he unleashed a profanity-laced tirade at employees before he was thrown out of the establishment.

Rep. Kevin Boyle, 44, started his outburst at Gaul & Co. Malt House in Rockledge, Pa. when he shouted at a female bartender and refused several orders to leave, according to the viral footage.

“I can f–king end this bar by the way, I’d f–king end this bar if I wanted to,” Boyle screamed.

“You’re all f–king a–holes by the way,” Boyle proclaims as he stands up and grabs his jacket, while one of the people off camera encourages him to go to his car before they call the cops.

As Boyle continued his shouting match with the bartender, someone told the politician he was the one who initiated the argument.

“Why are you acting this way,” the Democrat asks before switching topics and accusing everyone inside the bar of working with the federal government.

“This is US military intelligence, and traitors,” Boyle begins to say before stopping himself.

Rep. Kevin Boyle, 44, started his outburst at Gaul & Co. Malt House when he shouted at a female bartender and refused several orders to leave, according to the viral footage. NBC 10 Philadelphia/YouTube
As Boyle continued his shouting match with the bartender, someone told the politician he was the one who initiated the argument. NBC 10 Philadelphia/YouTube

Boyle, whose brother Brendan is a US representative for Pennsylvania, continued with his tirade when he called the workers “idiots” and accused them of being “actors.”

The power-hungry lawmaker then claimed he had the ability to prevent some of the employees from getting a promotion.

“Stop it, you not think [sic] I’m gonna prevent your promotion in the United States military?”

Boyle then pointed around the room in an attempt to confirm everyone was a member of the military, which received zero “yes” answers.

The power-hungry lawmaker then claimed he had the ability to prevent some of the employees from getting a promotion. NBC 10 Philadelphia/YouTube
Boyle has represented the Pennsylvania 172 district since 2011, which encompasses parts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia. Kevin Boyle/X

In a moment of clarity, as he was defying the bartender’s request to leave, Boyle ensured he paid his tab.

“Did I pay my bill?” he asks, before admitting “I don’t want to be a douchebag, but I don’t want to be an a–hole.”

“It’s hard,” Boyle begins to say as he is again told to leave the bar. “This is so aggressive, you can’t talk to me like this, I’ll close your f–king bar!”

“This bar is done, do you know who the f–k I am?” “This bar is done tomorrow.”

The bar, located in Montogomery County, is part of the 172nd district that Boyle has served since he took office in 2011, along with parts of Philadelphia.

“It’s hard,” Boyle begins to say as he is again told to leave the bar. “This is so aggressive, you can’t talk to me like this, I’ll close your f–king bar!” NBC 10 Philadelphia/YouTube

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders said they were aware of the “troubling” video and were “glad” Boyle was seeking help for his “personal challenges.”

“We are aware of a video circulating on social media. It is very troubling. Rep. Boyle has been open about his personal challenges,” a statement obtained by NBC10 read. “We are encouraged that our colleague and dear friend is seeking help. Our commitment to delivering mental health services does not stop at the Capitol Steps.”

“One of the main reasons we advocate so strongly for mental health access is the reality that challenges can and do happen to anyone, and seeking treatment should be encouraged, not stigmatized.”

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders said they were aware of the video, and of Boyle’s personal problems and were glad he was seeking help. Kevin Boyle/X

In 2021, Boyle was arrested and charged with harassment and violating a protection from abuse order filed by his wife, according to the outlet.

Following the arrest, Boyle was removed from his position as House Finance Committee chairman and had his access to the Capitol limited.





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