Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) physically removed a protester from a press conference with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on Wednesday.
The congressman reached his limit as the man approached the podium and said simply, “You’re out” as he dragged the protester away from the other members of Congress. The man screamed, “Get off me, You’re hurting me. Get off me. You’re hurting me.”
Clay was not hurting him and as a former Sheriff wasn’t about to take any nonsense from the young man. Before the incident took place, the protester Jake Burdett, confronted Rep. Gosar causing Higgins to say, “Let this man talk and then I’ll come talk to you privately.”
He told the man to “peacefully stand by with your camera and wait until end” to ask questions.
But when Lauen Boebert went to the podium, Burdett pushed beyond the barricades and moved towards her when Higgins stepped in.
“I am currently being detained by DC Police for asking tough questions to far right extremist Congressmen @RepGosar and @laurenboebert at a press conference.
“Rep Clay Higgins proceeded to assault/physically remove me from the press conference.
“For this, the cops detained me, not him.”
Congressman Clay Higgins deals with commie agitator.
Higgins a former sheriff.
This is outstanding work, congressman.pic.twitter.com/VGn2GxxVaG
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 18, 2023
WATCH: U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) confronts a commie protester, grabs and escorts him from the press conference, and pushes him away.
Higgins is a former Sherriff. pic.twitter.com/0z34GIX7hM
— WayneTech SPFX®️ (@WayneTechSPFX) May 18, 2023