Crazy Video CT Gov. Candidate Arrested After Being Dragged Off Debate Stage
A candidate in the race for Connecticut governor was dragged out of a forum she wasn't invited to and then subsequently charged by police.
Lee Whitnum (D) was not among seven other candidates invited to participate in the Democratic gubernatorial forum at Brookfield High School.
According to News 12 Connecticut, Whitnum arrived and sat down on stage, saying, "I am a declared Democratic candidate, I have a right to be here. My paper has been filed."
After police intervened, Whitnum didn't comply, after which they tried to forcibly remove her from the stage.
"How dare you," she said of not being able to participate.
Whitnum then proceeded to lay down on the stage and was thereafter dragged off by police.
— Alfonso Robinson (@ctblogger) April 10, 2018
Fox 61 reported she was charged with second-degree breach of peace and simple trespass.
It also reported that during a televised debate in 2012, Whitnum called Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) a “whore” who “sells his soul.”
Watch the video of the incident below.