Embattled Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony endorsed Broward Commissioner Dale Holness’ bid for U.S. Congress Monday evening in Plantation. Tony made the public appearance alongside Holness and other Broward politicians at the event outside Holness’ real estate office.

Tony, a former Republican, called Alcee Hastings his “mentor.” Tony even hinted about a possible fist fight in his office during one of Hastings’ visits.

Dale Holness hopes to replace Hastings who died last week.