CNN Camerawoman Hit With Nuts While Mia Love Shines, RNC
Several reports out from the 2012 Republican National Convention on Tuesday are stating that two audience members were ousted from the political event for tossing nuts at an African American camerawoman. The attendees had allegedly said to her "this is how we feed animals."
CNN had addressed the matter in a statement, but gave minimal details on the occurrence.
"CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment."
Kyle Downey, who is a GOP convention spokesman, had given his confirmation on the incident, according to Politico:
"Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."
A Wall Street Journal poll conducted recently found that 94% of African Americans who participated in the survey supported President Obama while 0% were said to back Mitt Romney.
However, while the shameful situation was taking place, black Utah mayor Mia Love made a well received speech to the Republican crowd on Obama's presidential shortcomings.
According to Fox News, the 36-year-old is shooting to become the first black GOP congresswoman. She is Haitian-American and a Mormon.
"Let me tell you about the America I know. My parents immigrated to this country with $10 in their pockets and the hope that the America they heard about really did exist," Love stated.