Don Lemon to Bachmanns: Don’t Get Pushy!
Openly gay CNN news anchor Don Lemon says that he was elbowed and shoved by Michele Bachmann’s husband, and by her campaign staffers, as he tried to interview Marcus Bachmann, Opposing Views reported on Aug. 14.
According to Lemon, the newsman had approached Michele Bachmann in order pose "respectful" questions to her after an Iowa appearance on Aug. 12. But the GOP presidential hopeful’s husband and some of her staff shoved Lemon into a golf cart that was parked nearby, according to Lemon.
According to Lemon, the staffers started shoving and elbowing him as he attempted to speak with Michele Bachmann. When he protested, Bachmann’s hulking husband joined in.
"I told them, asked them not to elbow me," Lemon told CNN viewers, Opposing Views reported. "And then her husband Marcus started doing the same thing. And then he elbowed me into the cart.
"And I said, ’You just pushed me into the cart,’ " Lemon continued. "And he goes, ’No, you did it yourself.’ It was just, I don’t know, why they would choose to do that."
"Our number one priority is the safety and protection of Michele Bachmann," one of the staffers in question, Bachmann’s press secretary Alice Stewart, said, according to the Atlantic Wire.
"Michele Bachmann was supposed to show up at 5:00 and speak for about twenty minutes, as all the candidates have done," Lemon told viewers in his on-air report. "She showed up at about 5:30 and spoke for about three minutes." After her brief appearance, Bachmann and her staff pushed through the crowd.