ANGRY Bruce Braley Supporters HARASS Joni Ernst – ISU Police Called In (Video)
The Bruce Braley supporters interrupted her event for several minutes screaming, “People in, money out!”
Of course, they had no idea what they were chanting. Democratic unions and political groups dominate Republican groups in political donations.
They did not want Ernst to deliver her speech.
The protest went on for several minutes until campus police were called in.
Ernst was unfazed by the hostile Democrats. She told the crowd, “I’ve seen worse before, usually in Iraq.”
The Iowa State Daily reported:
As Joni Ernst began to speak at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at Iowa State Nov. 3, protesters scattered across the room stood up and began to yell, “People in, money out.”
Ernst came to the fraternity Nov. 3. as part of her 24-hour tour across Iowa before Election Day. As a mix of students and Story County residents began to shout over Ernst, attendees of the rally ushered them out the door, clapping and chanting, “Joni.”
“I’ve seen worse before, usually in Iraq,” Ernst laughed as she continued her speech.
Protesters stood on the public sidewalk outside the fraternity for the remainder of Ernst’s speech.
Jonathon Laudner, president of ISU College Republicans, said he thought the protesters’ actions were not in their best interests.
“For protesters at an event, that’s not an uncommon thing. But to come inside private property of somebody who’s hosting an event, it’s completely disrespectful,” Laudner said. “It’s completely out-of-taste. They accomplished nothing but making fools of themselves and proved they have to move to desperate measures to help their candidate.”
Protestors continued to chant with a bullhorn and signs. Members of Alpha Gamma Rho had called the Ames Police Department who eventually asked protesters to leave.