Holden "frustrated" by Wednesday's meeting

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POSTED: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 5:01pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 6:39pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - Mayor-President Kip Holden has some strong words for Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker.

The two got into a heated argument at Wednesday night's Council meeting.  Holden eventually walked out of that meeting before Council passed his $740 million budget, with some ammendments.

The argument started when Holden asked to speak about his budget.  That led to a public shouting and match.

In an interview Friday with NBC33 News, Holden said "no mayor has even been abused like I was abused and no mayor has even been disrespected to the level that I was disrespected". 

NBC33 tried several times to get a comment from the Mayor Pro Tem.   He released this statement Friday:

"I'm sorry the Mayor was offended. He can speak anytime he wants to at any council meeting. I'm sorry he left so early - we would have given him more opportunity to speak."

Holden says there's "no excuse in the world for what happened Wednesday to ever happen again"

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