Ed Henry: You bet I was annoyed . . . Secret Service not supposed to be protecting Hillary from reporters

Fox News’ Ed Henry continues to speak out in frustration over the freeze-out from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Henry complained Tuesday about the actions of Secret Service agents assigned to protect Clinton, and said the campaign is being unfair in its treatment of the press assigned to cover the candidate.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom,” Henry told host Martha MacCallum he was waiting to ask Clinton a question after one of her aides pulled him to the front during a news conference over the weekend.

Explaining that he was waiting his turn, Henry said Clinton suddenly turned and walked away.

“I was moving closer trying to get to her,” he continued. “A Secret Service person sort of told me to move back, so I was pretty annoyed by that because I didn’t think the Secret Service was supposed to be protecting candidates from reporters.”

“Fine to protect them for security reasons,” Henry added. “This was not a security thing.”

Henry said Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill told him afterwards, “You already got a question in a few weeks ago when you shouted at her in Iowa.”

A reference to Henry asking Clinton on May 19 if she’d be taking questions from the press — seriously.

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Merrill then told the Fox News correspondent the campaign wanted to “give other reporters a chance today who haven’t gotten questions.”

Except they gave questions to both NBC and MSNBC, with Henry noting that NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell had recently asked a question.

So, two NBC questions and not a single Fox question,” he said. “I’m sure there’s going to be people out there who will think I was just angry and I was whining.

“No. We’re covering this campaign as fairly as anybody, and we’re going to be there every step of the way. And if the Clinton campaign doesn’t want to call on us, I’m just going to keep on pressing until they do.”

Tom Tillison

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