Undocumented Worker/Journalist Thrown Out Of Romney Event
Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino former Washington Post reporter, was removed from a Mitt Romney press avail in Iowa.
Security personnel removed Vargas–who showed up at the event with a homemade sign that read “I AM AN AMERICAN W/O PAPERS–because he did not have a press credential during a media-only session, the Romney campaign said.
According to CNN producer Rachel Streitfeld, who was at the event, Vargas was “causing a bit of a ruckus” with his sign. National Journal political correspondent Beth Reinhard, who was also there, said it appeared that Vargas showed up to pick a fight on immigration. Vargas, however, disputed their claims.
“I was not causing a ruckus,” Vargas wrote on Twitter. “I was merely trying to ask a question, which is what a journalist does.”
But Vargas was not allowed to do so without a credential.Click here for reuse options!
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