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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 04:44 PM
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Strong Words From Beauprez on "Town Hall"
Congressman Bob Beauprez kept up his stance regarding President Bush's "town hall" meeting in which three people were ejected for having a "no blood for oil" bumper sticker on their car. He clearly wants no part of being stuck with this one down the line. From The Rocky Mountain News:

Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez called the volunteer's action "momentary authority gone mad." Beauprez, whose office handed out the tickets to Bush's speech, insisted that his staff demanded "no pledge of allegiance to George W. Bush" to obtain one. "This was in no way, shape or form supposed to be a purified crowd," he said..."If someone has been targeted as someone who may dissent," that is not grounds for ejection, Beauprez said.

As Colorado Pols reported yesterday, Congresswoman Diana DeGette has requested a House Government Reform Committee investigation into whether the crowd control techniques used at taxpayer- funded White House events were proper. DeGette also listed incidents in Denver; North Dakota, where 42 people were barred from getting tickets; and Arizona, where a student wearing a Young Democrats T-shirt was denied access to a presidential event on Social Security.

Republican Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave also spoke out against the event: "If there is a reasonable threat, it is up to law enforcement to determine and I support the law enforcement community decisions."
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