Reporters attending the House Democrat’s retreat this week in Philadelphia were put in an awkward situation…especially if they went out for Mexican food the night before.
Reporters at the event were escorted to and from the restrooms and lobby by staff members of the event. Additionally, the filing center for the reporters is housed at a separate hotel.
What are they hiding from the Liberal-friendly press?
According to Politico:
“It was a police state. It was absurd how heavy handed the capitol police and Democratic staff were in trying to control everywhere the press went,” New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said in an interview.
Peters said at one point he was also barred from entering the hotel where the retreat was taking place, despite the fact he had an invitation to eat breakfast with a member of Congress.
“I was an invited guest into this hotel, into the restaurant of the hotel. The staff from the Democratic caucus refused to let me into the hotel, and the Capitol Police told me to leave, even after the congressman went to them and said ‘no, he is my invited guest,'” Peters said.
Peters said he was told by a staffer they were being escorted to prevent them from talking to members of Congress.
Can’t have reporters actually talking to the representatives of the people, now can Democrats! Who knows what one of those putzes may say! Will Guam be tipping over, will we hear how fashion-forward illegal immigrants are?