Because this Congressman, obviously, has no idea what his role or place in society is:
Monday night, at a “town hall” meeting in North Avondale featuring U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, video cameras owned by two Democratic activists were seized by a Cincinnati police officer at the direction of Chabot’s staff.
A public servant, at a public venue, and at an event that was open to the public and covered by the press, wouldn’t allow private citizens to video record him?
Under what authority or Ohio law did he make such a determination?
And the scary (though not surprising) thing is that the thug with a badge that was present at the event, happily acted as the good congressman’s enforcer, rather than telling the representative’s staff to pound sand when they tasked him with a clearly unethical, if not unlawful and unconstitutional, assignment.
What is surprising is that this was a Republican representative. This is the kind of thing I’d expect to hear about Maxine Waters or one of the other dem congressthings who seem to have a habit of being recorded exuding bile and hate at their town hall meetings.
The silver lining in that is that he will probably be held accountable at the ballot box. Republicans tend to set a higher standard in their elected officials than Democrats.
Democrats, on the other hand, seem to consider unethical, and often even criminal, behavior to be a basic requirement for the job, not a detriment to it.
Hat tip to BFF CB via e-mail.