The president of the Cincinnati Tea Party says she was denied admittance to a get-out-the-vote campaign stop by Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday night and threatened with arrest because she intended to ask a question about the governor’s support for Common Core.
— Chrissie Thompson (@CThompsonENQ) October 14, 2014
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s state capital reporter, Chrissie Thompson, reports:
Ann Becker, tea party president and a Butler County voter, said she was wearing an “Ohioans Against Common Core” T-shirt when private security stopped her from entering the event at Voice of America MetroPark and asked if she was invited.
The security officer went inside to confirm the invitation with Butler County GOP officials, who hosted the rally, while about eight other people got into the event without being stopped, Becker said.
Becker, who served as a Butler County GOP central committee woman until May, said she was told she was not on the guest list, even though she showed the officer the email RSVP she had sent to the Butler County GOP earlier in the day.
“He said I had to leave the premises immediately or I would be removed,” said Becker, who was among a group of T-shirt wearing protesters who were denied access to the event.
— Carl Weiser (@cweiser) October 14, 2014
Becker posted a photo of her “disruptive” group to her blog:
Well, at least someone tried to talk some sense to the governor about Common Core.
@annbecker1999 Welp, so much for that guy.
— Eric Silver (@EricSilverUSA) October 14, 2014
— Paula Bolyard (@pbolyard) October 14, 2014
— ✝Joe B✝ (@NRA_LIFER) October 14, 2014
— Ann Becker (@annbecker1999) October 14, 2014
— Roy Wagner (@royw07) October 14, 2014