CNN REPORTS ON KIDNAPPED VIRGINIA GOP DELEGATION AT 2012 CONVENTION
CNN is reporting how the entire Virginia Delegation was
"kidnapped" and re-routed in order to prevent key supporters of a
minority rules report to get to the convention on
Meanwhile, some committee members suggested meddling was at play. A
bus full of Virginia delegates arrived at the committee meeting -
after it had adjourned.
"The bus that was supposed to pick up the Virginia delegation
arrived an hour later than it was supposed to," explained Virginia
delegate Morton Blackwell, a prime opponent of Rule 16.
Blackwell continued: "And then when we went downtown, we went
around the same series of blocks repeatedly - twice. And then the
bus took out away from downtown, went about a mile and a half, and
then did a u-turn and came back. And did another circuit, of the
same place where we had been before. And at that point, the
Virginia delegates demanded, 'Stop the bus. And we're going to
walk.' And we did."
Mike Rothfeld, a Virginia delegate also on the bus, went
"They pushed us around for 45 minutes and then we missed the
meeting," Rothfeld said.
"We were in the security perimeter, they pushed us out of it three
separate times. They moved us around until the meeting was
Sebern claimed the snafu was "deliberate."
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