Reporters assigned to the Romney campaign took to Twitter this morning after press aides and the U.S. Secret Service attempted to block the press from asking the GOP presidential candidate questions while he worked the rope line.
Romney campaign and Secret Service attempted to keep press off ropeline so no q’s to candidate on Bain
— Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) May 16, 2012
Most reporters still made it to the ropeline at the Romney event, despite USSS and campaign asking us to leave and stop, but no q’s answered — Emily Friedman (@EmilyABC) May 16, 2012
A spokesperson for the campaign told Politico, “This was an error on the part of the campaign staff and volunteers. We have reminded them that press is allowed on the rope line to record the governor’s interactions with voters.”
CNN’s video of the incident is after the jump.
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