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Hillary's Hypocrisy: Silent Protester Assaulted and Ejected from Speech

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The following article about my being assaulted and ejected from a Hillary Clinton speech was posted by Partnership For Civil Justice Fund

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Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she was "distraught and appalled" in response to Wednesday's assault on a protestor at a Donald Trump rally. In an interview with Rachel Maddow she stated that security at these events should handle demonstrators in an "appropriate manner," and defended the right to protest. She called the event "distressing."

But her concern for the right to dissent apparently only extends to her opponents' events.

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When a 71-year-old man wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt, stood silently and peacefully with his back turned to her while she gave a speech, she allowed security, directly under her nose, to brutally assault him and remove him. She had every opportunity to say something to stop the assault, and she never paused in her speech.

To this day she has expressed no regret, no "distress," or expression of concern over this February 2011 event. The man who was attacked was veteran Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst who used to provide the President's daily briefings, and is now a peace activist.

Even after her close adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, wrote her to recommend an apology be issued, she stayed silent -- and has not apologized to this day.

Here are Hillary Clinton's hypocritical tweets about the assault at the Donald Trump event:
Hillary Clinton
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" "@HillaryClinton

This kind of behavior is repugnant. We set the tone for our campaigns--we should encourage respect, not violence. atus/708036110019141634 "

4:06 PM - 10 Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton
" "@HillaryClinton

. @ realDonaldTrump : condoning violence against protesters and press at your rallies is the real disgrace.

9:38 PM - 10 Mar 2016

To read more about Mr. McGovern's case, including how the State Department subsequently put him on a "Be On the Lookout" list, click this link. The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund represents Mr. McGovern.


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Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He was an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for 27 years, and is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). His (more...)

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