A video posted by the Appleton Post-Crescent shows an anti-Romney protester spitting in the face of an audience member during an appearance by state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) on Friday.
In the video, Darling is speaking to the audience when a female protester disrupts the “Wisconsin Women for Mitt” event and tries to ask a question: “Why are you against Planned Parenthood?”
When another woman asks the protester to hold her question, the protester says, “Get out of my face” and spits in hers.
The anti-Romney woman was quickly reminded that the event was on private property and was escorted out. The entire audience gave her an enthusiastic — and sarcastic — “bye!” and waved as she exited the room. However, the protester continued to speak her mind, so the attendees of the event drowned her out with chants of “Romney! Romney! Romney!”
Grand Chute police are reviewing the altercation for potential charges, the Appleton Post-Crescent reports. The protester has been identified by the Post as 83-year-old Mary Hoglund.
“This is a private business and we invited a small group of clients and friends,” said Chris Hanson, owner of Hanson Benefits where the event was held. “Whatever happened to grace and mercy in politics? This isn’t a town hall meeting.”
See the video here.