Bennett, who earned her nickname after a photo in which she poses with a rifle on the Kent State University campus went viral, made an unsuccessful attempt to attend a Bernie Sanders event in Lordstown, Ohio, on Sunday. As soon as Bennett settled in one of the front rows, she got approached by a security guard asking her to leave. Bennett uploaded video of the verbal fight on her Twitter page.
In the video, the guard dodges Bennett’s questions as to whether she has violated any rules and repeatedly askes her to leave, while seeming to imply it’s a private event.
“Ma’am, this is an event that we’ve paid for, this is an event we’ve bought the space [for].”
“So, I’m being ejected from public event?” Bennett asks, before reluctantly following the guard out of the hall. Outside the room she spars with another guard, who appears to be more sympathetic, but asks her to leave nonetheless.
When outside, Bennett goes on a lengthy rant about being “discriminated against” because of her affiliations.
“What we just saw was a Bernie Sanders campaign discriminating against a certain journalist. I’m a journalist for InfoWars.com, we are a news outlet. I’m a woman journalist and I got ejected from a Bernie Sanders town hall event.” Bennett, a Trump supporter, then takes aim at the opposite camp, arguing that if they do want to convert her they should let her listen to them instead of kicking her out.
She insists the event was advertised as a public one on Sanders’ website, promising to post a screenshot to prove her point.
“This is a public high school. This is not a private property. This is not a private event,” she repeats.
However, Bennett has not provided the image so far, and it appears from previous reports in local media that the event was actually closed to the general public. It was hosted in Lordstown High School by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which invited Sanders to talk to the members of its Lordstown chapter, Tribune Chronicle reported on Thursday. Citing AFT spokesman Andrew Cook it said the event would be members-only.
Moreover, the event does not appear to be listed on Sanders’ Facebook page.
Bennett’s stunt drew mixed reactions on Twitter. Conservative commentators hailed her, calling Sanders “a communist dictator” and her treatment at the event a violation of her First Amendment rights.
People are becoming so divided they can’t even attend rallies anymore.
If people can’t be exposed to new ideas then what happens next? https://t.co/aDlTxZXhNO
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 14, 2019
Liberals have denounced her cameo as a PR stunt, laughing off her journalistic credentials.
She’s not a journalist. She’s that ridiculous ‘gun girl’ who posed at Kent State with her AR 15. She was probably hoping to pull some publicity grabbing stunt. They were wise to toss her out!
— Alexa Raymer (@AlexaJaar1013) April 14, 2019
It’s amazing to me that the Kent state gun girl gets so much promo but clearly has not found a way to monetize it if she is wearing a Hollister coat….
— Rosemary’s Granddaughter (@ineedahitta) April 14, 2019
Since rising to fame in May 2018 on the back of her photo statement and scathing attacks on the Parkland shooting survivor-turned gun-control proponent David Hogg, Bennett has taken on a journalist career. Most recently, the conservative-libertarian activist has been associated with InfoWars.
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