Founder of Movement Against Liberalism Denied Service at Camera Store: 'It Took My Breath Away'
The creator of a social media movement urging liberals to detach themselves from the Democratic Party said he was denied service at a camera store because of his campaign.
Brandon Straka started the "#WalkAway Campaign," which shares video stories of people who decide to dissociate themselves from liberalism.
Straka appeared on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday night and said that he tried to purchase camera equipment at a New York City store, but was questioned by the cashier.
"Are you planning to use this equipment for alt-right purposes?" Straka said the salesperson asked him.
Straka said the salesperson recognized him from his campaign and said that he couldn't sell anything to him because he did not support the "#WalkAway" campaign.
According to the movement's Facebook page, it's meant to "encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets."
Straka said following his encounter at the electronics store, he started "shaking" because he hadn't experienced negative backlash like that before.
"It took my breath away," he said.
"Ultimately ,particularly for minorities in America, racial minorities, LGBT people, I want them to become aware that the Democrats actually don’t support them.They are actually using them and they are actually manipulating their fears and concerns.. " - @usminority pic.twitter.com/KdRX3h09wZ
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) July 8, 2018
He added that he was scared due to the fact that the store had his personal information.
"Now I don't know what's going to happen next," Straka said.
Judge Jeanine Pirro told Straka that he's experiencing the kind of backlash that many Republicans have seen by the left.
Straka also commended conservatives for how "forgiving" they are in response to attacks by the left.
"It's two completely different worlds," he said.
The one reason Straka was initially a Democrat was because he is gay.
"I think that if you're a minority in America ... there's sort of this assumption that you are not wanted on the right," he had said.
He also had said that he believes the left takes minorities for granted and makes people feel that President Trump's administration is looking to hurt them.
Watch the interview above.