"Jean Schmidt takes heat for Iraq stance."
A “Take A Stand Day” event this evening in Ohio got particularly heated. A group of anti-war demonstrators gathered outside the office of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), the congresswoman who infamously attacked John Murtha in a House floor speech in late 2005. While Schmidt supports Bush’s escalation, a poll of constituents in her district indicate “70 percent want a responsible and speedy withdrawal from Iraq.” According to a press report of tonight’s event:
Witnesses said the exchange became heated between the peace activists and Schmidt, who was joined by a group of war-supporting counter-protesters. The pro-war demonstrators said they would not leave until the peace activists did, and witnesses said the groups shouted at one another as passersby honked their horns and yelled.