Infowars’ Kaitlin Bennett, finest often known as the Kent State Gun Girl for flaunting an AR-10 rifle at her commencement, has been kicked out of a Bernie Sanders marketing campaign event, which seems to have been members-only.
Bennett, who earned her nickname after a photograph during which she poses with a rifle on the Kent State University campus went viral, made an unsuccessful try to attend a Bernie Sanders event in Lordstown, Ohio, on Sunday. As quickly as Bennett settled in one of many entrance rows, she bought approached by a safety guard asking her to go away. Bennett uploaded video of the verbal struggle on her Twitter web page.
In the video, the guard dodges Bennett’s questions as as to if she has violated any guidelines and repeatedly askes her to go away, whereas seeming to suggest it is a non-public 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, earlier than reluctantly following the guard out of the corridor. Outside the room she spars with one other guard, who seems to be extra sympathetic, however asks her to go away nonetheless.
When exterior, Bennett goes on a prolonged rant about being “discriminated against” due to her affiliations.
“What we simply noticed was a Bernie Sanders marketing campaign discriminating in opposition to a sure journalist. I’m a journalist for InfoWars.com, we’re a information outlet. I’m a lady journalist and I bought ejected from a Bernie Sanders city corridor event.” Bennett, a Trump supporter, then takes goal on the reverse camp, arguing that in the event that they do need to convert her they need to let her hearken to them as an alternative of kicking her out.
She insists the event was marketed as a public one on Sanders’ web site, promising to put up a screenshot to show her level.
“This is a public high school. This is not a private property. This is not a private event,” she repeats.
However, Bennett has not offered the picture to this point, and it seems from earlier reports in native media that the event was truly closed to the overall public. It was hosted in Lordstown High School by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which invited Sanders to speak to the members of its Lordstown chapter, Tribune Chronicle reported on Thursday. Citing AFT spokesman Andrew Cook it mentioned the event could be members-only.