So much for freedom of the press!
Staffers for House Democrats kept a tight leash on the press at a retreat in Philadelphia last week.
Here is Politico’s report on the retreat:
Reporters are being escorted to and from the restroom and lobby and are being barred from entering the hotel outside of scheduled events, even if they’ve been invited by a member of Congress….
“It was a police state. It was absurd how heavy handed the capitol police and Democratic staff were in trying to control everywhere the press went,” New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said in an interview.
Peters also said that he was told that reporters were being escorted by staffers to prevent them from talking to the House members.
What do you think the House Democrats are hiding that required such severe security measures?