TV Host: Houser Was ‘A Nut’

A TV host who occasionally had Lafayette theater shooter John Russell Houser on his show told The Daily Beast the assailant was “a nut” who “had a lot of very radical Republican views.” “He was a radical. He’d make a telephone ring. People wanted to hear what Rusty said because he was so crazy,” Calvin Floyd told The Daily Beast. His views were so radical that Floyd claims, “At one time I understand, his lawyer here in town, he tried to burn his office down when he got mad about something. He attempted to burn the lawyer’s office down.” Floyd tells The Daily Beast Houser “was a strange guy. He had a lot of issues,” and that he was the only guest the station asked him not to have back.

— Brandy Zadrozny