Rowdy Crowd at Angle-Reid Forum: Boos, Jeers, Brawls (Video)
September 24, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) sure dodged the bullet on this one. A candidate forum in Nevada held at a Christian school that drew hundreds of voters, became so rowdy and heated that an open brawl broke out in the crowd between a burly Angle supporter and two female Reid supporters. Harry Reid was not there in person, because he was needed in the Senate, but a pre-taped interview was played for the audience, while his extremist Republican opponent Sharron Angle was left to handle the unruly crowd in person.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the booing and heckling was about evenly distributed towards Reid’s image on two jumbo screens and at Sharron Angle live and in person.
“The Republican U.S. Senate candidate got booed, heckled, mocked and interrupted during an hour-long question-and-answer session at Faith Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School in Las Vegas.”
“So did Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But he wasn’t there to hear it.” [...]
“A fight among audience members broke out toward the end of the forum as Reid supporters tried to leave while Angle was still speaking.”
“Kelly Tanaka said an unidentified man pushed her over and punched her friend Thursday after the forum. The man was detained by school officials.”
The man was an Angle supporter and the two woman were Reid supporters, but the brawl broke out when the women tried to walk past the man, as Angle was delivering her closing remarks.
A video of Angle surfaced this week, made while she was speaking before a tea party event, wherein she slammed state insurance regulations that require insurance companies to cover basic conditions, such as pregnancy and autism.
She disparagingly used air quotes when mentioning autism. An attendee at the forum shouted a question to Angle about her views on insurance coverage for autism, as the fringe tea party candidate was leaving, but she ignored it.