Skip to comments.FREEPER VICTORY! Secret Service Ejects Press Pass Bearing Code Pink Protester from McCain Speech
Posted on 07/08/2008 9:38:37 PM PDT by kristinn
Who read Free Republic? Apparently the U.S. Secret Service does!
This past weekend, I posted an article alerting the Secret Service that members of the terrorist supporting group Code Pink were using fake presses to gain access to events headlined by Secret Service protectees like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ).
This morning, McCain spoke at the LULAC convention in Washington, D.C. Usually when he speaks at an event in D.C., McCain can expect to have his speech disrupted by Code Pink activists who rush the stage and heckle him from the audience and the press section.
That didn't happen today. I followed press coverage of the speech and no disturbances were reported. Now I know why.
A Code Pink protester going by the name Jennifer Tequia posted about her experience today at the McCain speech. I'll let her tell her story:
This morning I attempted to watch McCain give a speech at the LULAC convention at the Hilton.
I had a press pass to get in but not 5 minutes later was removed by Secret Service agents. The LULAC representative told me that even if I was registered he would not let me in and would not give me any reason. I got the impression that he really wanted me to be able to stay but that the Secret Service told him to have me leave.
I exited the property with no fuss and was followed out by 2-4 Secret Service agents. I was not raising a ruckus or resisting at ALL. I simply walked myself off.
A block and a half later on public sidewalk one of the agents walked up to me unannounced and totally spooked me by being so close to me and put a camera in my face and without permission took my photo.
I then later went back to the area of the Hilton and (staying across the street on public sidewalk) spoke to the press and private people. I told them that I am a teacher and came all the way across the country at my own expense for a month to try to get our nation's financial and moral priorities back on track.
I spoke about not having money for books but trillions for war. Most I spoke to very moved by my story and shared my deep worry about a new war with Iran.
The Secret Service agent showed up again and followed me around a bit. I asked him for his badge number. He refused to give it to me.
I repeatedly asked him, "Sir, what is your badge number?" and he either said, "I am doing a job" or refused to answer.
I asked him his last name and he refused.
I have posted the photo of this man so you can see the image of a man who is in violation of his duties - he removed me without cause, followed me on public property on two seperate occassions and refused to identify himself (which makes me strongly suspect he was not doing what he was supposed to do and feared me reporting him).
McCain was whisked inside so I didn't even get to take his photo or see him at all.
That war criminal knows how to be seen when it works to his benefit and not seen when it doesn't, let me tell you.
Poor Jennifer, busted with a phoney press pass. I wonder if she teaches her students how to cheat on their exams.
Looks like Medea Benjamin will have to come up with a new scheme to infiltrate Secret Service protected events.
GOOD WORK, SECRET SERVICE!
Funny, I don't remember Kristinn mentioning that part in his post...
In your own words (muchlater) you credit the work of other FReepers in this yet this is all I see..
I even posted your own response as well as Kristins...no mention of the other FReepers who worked at this NOR any mention, congrats or thanks to the Secret Service who did the heavy lifting.
Congratulations to you, Kristinn!
Ha! Great job, Kristinn!
Great job exposing their fraud! Keep up the good work!
WHOO HOO!!! Excellent!
Very nicely done, Kristinn!
Great job, K!!!
Bravo Kristinn, job well done! Three cheers for Kristinn and the Secret Service!
Good job Kristinn!
God Bless You, sir, and the DC Chapter.
Thanks to you, Kristinn and to the Secret Service!
Kristinn, you are a treasure. Thank you for your work.
Kristinn, Da Man !
Good job, Kristinn.
Good work to you.
Kristinn, you ROCK!
BUMP! Well Done.
Oh, and bravo for what you did and continue to do!!
Nice work, kristinn. I think the Secret Service knows youre a real patriot.
Well done, Kristinn.
Well done sir!
Kristinn, Great Post!
Good to read! Thank you for your excellent work.
GOOD WORK, KRISTINN
GOOD WORK to you too sir.
TgslTakoma response Good work tipping off the Secret Service to their fake ID scheme.
Kristinn response Youre very kind. Thank you.
BTW - It ain’t over till the skinny lady sings...
FR is full of lonely people wanting to be the next Buckhead
Well, McCain voted to go into Iraq and do harm to the poor, innocent terrorists, and Barack Obama decided that going after regimes that harbor, train and fund terrorists was a bad idea.
Code PINKOS lose another round!!!
Nice work. Congratulations!
Stopped clock, twice a day. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!
You have no idea what people and organizations have been contacted in getting the word out. Or what their response has been.
If they and I don’t have a problem with Kristinn’s post, who cares about your clueless on the sidelines rants.
Come back when you’ve got something worthwhile.
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