A Democrat Michigan mayor is crying foul after he claimed he was threatened to be forcibly removed from the Democrat debate Sunday because he cheered for Bernie Sanders.
“I attended the Republican Debate on Thursday night at the Fox. I introduced Bernie Sanders at MCC on Saturday and I attended the Democratic Debate in Flint last night,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts wrote Monday on facebook.
“There is a great contrast between the Democratic Debate and the Republican,” he added. “In the Republican Debate, anything goes and the audience is free to speak, shout, boo and say whatever they want to. It’s almost pure democracy mixed in with a little anarchy. However, the Democratic Debate is totally controlled by Hillary’s good friend DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. No commentary is allowed by the audience. Particularly if you are cheering Bernie Sanders. Persons who do not adhere to Hillary’s rules are threatened with expulsion.
“That’s not very democratic, he wrote. “That borders on totalitarian control.”
Fouts sat behind Wasserman Schultz at the debate and told BuzzFeed News that he spoke to his executive assistant several times during the debate and opined that he thought Sanders was doing well for himself.
“I was just saying ‘great job, Bernie!’ and ‘we need more debates,’” he told BuzzFeed.
He said that during a commercial break, security informed him that others had complained he was being disruptive and that they were told to remove him and his assistant.
“The sergeant at arms said, ‘The people that run this want you ejected, they don’t want you here,’” Fouts said, adding that his assistant asked the security officer if Wasserman Schultz was behind the request to eject them.
“The security guy said, ‘Don’t say I said it,’” Fouts recalled.
On Monday, Fouts called for Wasserman Schultz to step down as DNC chair.
“Frankly, I was appalled by what I saw and what happened,” he said.
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