Libertarian and gun-toting Kent State grad-turned-journalist Kaitlin Bennett of Liberty Hangout was removed from a Bernie Sanders rally by police before the event began, according to a Sunday video Bennett posted on Twitter.
I am a conservative journalist and was just ejected from a @BernieSanders rally for expressing my 1st amendment. I was just sitting there and was told I had to leave, with no reason given except that his campaign didn't want me there. THIS is actual fascism. pic.twitter.com/iyaMwAHMMU— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) April 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders just had police remove Kaitlin Bennett from his event before it even started pic.twitter.com/LG5mAThiUP— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 14, 2019
The event was listed on Facebook as "free and open to the public."
In a second tweet, Bennett - who has appeared as an InfoWars correspondent, writes "The police officer agreed with me that I did nothing wrong, but booted me anyway. On my way out, the private security officer told me he supports me but has to do his job."
The police officer agreed with me that I did nothing wrong, but booted me anyway. On my way out, the private security officer told me he supports me but has to do his job. Thank you @BernieSanders for exposing how intolerant the left really is towards dissenting opinions. pic.twitter.com/lzFX1s8gjP— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) April 14, 2019
The incident sparked outrage over social media.
This is one of the defining characteristics of Socialism. No contrary ideas allowed. Everybody drinks the Kool Aid. Disagreements are verboten.— Mark Werlein (@MarkWerlein) April 14, 2019
I disagree with you on probably everything, but you should not have been kicked out of that event.— alloftheponies (@alloftheponies1) April 14, 2019
Bennett made headlines last year when she took photos of herself with an AR-10 on the campus of Kent State University, tweeting "Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus."
Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow pic.twitter.com/a91fQH44cq— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) May 13, 2018
More recently she has been frustrating progressives as an Infowars correspondent. Perhaps - and this is pure speculation - this had something to do with Sanders ejecting her.