Elderly Vet Protester Manhandled by Other Veterans at Obama VFW Speech


President Obama travelled to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to speak to several thousand veterans about the ongoing problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and several other veteran-related issues.

In covering the event, the military news outlet Stars and Stripes notes that it’s not the kind of outlet where the President typically finds a lot of fans.

Perhaps reflecting mixed feelings about the president among veterans, Obama often drew tepid applause, especially for comments about his nuclear deal with Iran. 

Trending: Watch Ted Cruz Light Up FBI Over Wiretapping Trump

While giving his speech, a lone, elderly veteran rose silently and held a sign attacking the Obama administration for their part in the Benghazi debacle (or scandal). Apparently three other veterans don’t believe that silent protest should be allowed at a speech, because they quite literally tackled the older man before ripping his sign away. Undeterred the man rose again, hands held in the air to protest what he obviously believes to be the grave injustices committed by the Obama administration.

take our poll - story continues below

Which Democrat will drop out of the race next?

  • Which Democrat will drop out of the race next?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Because he no longer had his sign he was forced to vocalize his displeasure and began yelling Benghazi while the President spoke. This disruption forced security to remove him physically from the building.

I’m not sure what country we’re supposed to be living in when a veteran can’t silently display his displeasure with our political leaders. The veterans who attacked him should be ashamed of themselves for accosting a man who was involved in a respectful (and silent) display of protest.

Here’s the local news coverage of the event in Pittsburgh.

Source

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like
Previous Are You Guilty of Being a Real Leader?
Next Marked: “Schools Assess Students’ Threat Level” From Kindergarten Up in PreCrime Society

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.