Remind me again, how many violent tea party rallies have there been?
Via Front Line State:
Carroll County Maryland Democrats have reportedly attempted to use the Sheriff’s department to keep members of a local Tea Party activist group from attending a “meet and greet” with their congressional representative, Chris Van Hollen, on Monday June 24 at Caroll County Community College (CCCC). Michelle Jefferson of We The People (WTP) Carroll County had sent out an email to her group encouraging them to give Congressman Van Hollen a “WTP greeting” at the event.
Jefferson says that upon returning from the Audit The IRS rally in Washington on Wednesday she spoke with Major Tom Long of the Carroll Count Sheriff’s Department. She learned that Don West, the recording secretary for the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee, had called CCCC campus security, the county Sheriff’s Department, and the State Police expressing concern about WTP attending the event with their congressman because of their “violent tendencies.”
Since its inception, the Tea Party, a loose affiliation of groups promoting Constitutionally limited government, has been peppered with unsubstantiated accusations of violence and racism, so Mr. West’s behavior should be recognized by many as standard operating procedure.