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Boxer: NV Dem Convention ‘Frightening,’ ‘Don’t Know What Would Have Happened’ If I Didn’t Have Security


Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who is supporting Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that the Democratic Party’s state convention in Nevada was “a frightening situation” where she feared for her safety, “and if I didn’t have a lot of security, I don’t know what would have happened” on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour.”

Boxer said, “[T]here was no way to control what was happening. And I did fear for my safety, and I, fortunately, had security around me. And it’s true, the only thing close to that is when Bush v. Gore, and I went down to Tallahassee, Florida to speak outside the courthouse door when they were recounting ballots, Newt Gingrich had sent a bunch of people over there to boo me down, and I was able to actually talk to them, and quieted them down, and so I’ve never really had anything like this happen.”

She later added, “It was a scary situation. I was there. I saw it. It was frightening. I had — I was on the stage, and people were 6 feet away from me, and if I didn’t have a lot of security, I don’t know what would have happened.”

Boxer further stated, “It was a frightening situation. It was not under control, and, I mean, what I got was nothing compared to what the Democratic Party chair in Nevada got. And she has gotten vile threats to herself, to her family. This is serious stuff, and this is not what we need going into an election. It is — there is no place for this in either party, no place for this.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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