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Washington Post Reporter Barred From Entering Mike Pence Campaign Stop

Post Editor Claims Reporter Was Bullied By Security, Law Enforcement

Mike Pence
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office claims it didn’t remove a Washington Post reporter from a Wednesday campaign stop for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.

Deputy Inspector Torin Misko denied the allegation in a statement on Thursday from the sheriff’s office despite some media reports stating the opposite.

On Wednesday, Washington Post editor Martin Baron said police and private security officials harassed reporter Jose A. DelReal at the nominee’s evening campaign stop in Waukesha.

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“First, press credentials for The Washington Post were revoked by Donald Trump,” Baron said. “Now, state police officers, in collusion with private security officials, subjected a reporter to bullying treatment that no ordinary citizen has to endure.”

The sheriff’s office said the reporter was barred from entering with a laptop and cell phone after being late for a security sweep. However, a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter was allowed entrance with a laptop, camera and recording equipment after the sweep.

The sheriff’s office said event staff removed the Post reporter and deputies were told he wasn’t allowed back in for reasons unknown to law enforcement.

Pence kicked off a series of campaign events in battleground states Wednesday. Pence is completing the stops on his own, without running mate and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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