No. You "dems" changed the terminology so that any unwanted contact became assault. So when the man's turn was over, and the working woman did her job, and went to retrieve the mic, he prevented her. She hesitated out of politeness, because she is not the boss and she didn't want to fight with someone stronger and get hurt. She took her cue and tried again because that is her job. He pulled away and held on tight. Any woman knows the difficulty of hanging on to something that a stronger person, breaking the rules, wants to take. He had no right. He had his turn, abused it, and has a platform at cnn. So it isn't like he is desperate. He was aggressive. There is no excuse for his behavior. She did nothing wrong.