The Media Research Center sent a reporter to question Eric Holder but was instead greeted by a bully.
Apparently Holder and his team doesn’t like free speech on public property.
Schoffstall replies that “this is public sidewalk,” as the uniformed officer continues to confront the reporter and push him backwards.
“The man is ushering you on to a different direction, that’s what I’m gonna make sure you do,” says the officer, now in Schoffstall’s face.
“This is a public sidewalk,” Schoffstall insists. After shunting Schoffstall backwards off the sidewalk, the officer says, “It’s not a public sidewalk now; you’re standing on federal government property.”
Schoffstall responds, “You pushed me back on federal government property. This is a public sidewalk, I can ask him a question.” The officer’s bluster was also factually inaccurate. The building at 1800 G Street is not federal government property and is instead owned by a private entity. The federal agencies merely lease space there. No federal agency leases the space where Schoffstall was standing when the officer incorrectly said he was standing on federal government property.
Attorney General Holder doesn’t like questions, especially unexpected ones.