Congressman McDermott Speaks During Welcome Reception
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On April 21 three Seattle police officers arrested Dinea Evans while she was standing at the receptionist desk in Congressman Jim McDermott’s Seattle office. Evans is a Democratic Party delegate from the 7th Congressional District, which is the area represented by McDermott. She’s with a group in Washington State that has launched a campaign to convince “Super Delegates” who support Hillary Clinton to change their vote to Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders won the state caucuses with 73% of the vote, getting a majority of delegates in every county, but Sanders supporters say Clinton has received a disproportionate percentage of “super delegates” in the state. Reporter Mark Taylor Canfield who was onsite was also threatened with arrest, apparently for trying to cover the story.