VIDEO: Another GOP Congress member bans cameras used by people who disagree with him

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Featuring Tom Queen, Congressman Renacci's Community Relations Coordinator, and Jeff Malek, Wadsworth 9.12 Organizer.

It's becoming quite trendy among the GOP set to ban cameras from town hall meetings, as Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) tried to do when he confiscated them at his own event. (However, after all the criticism, Chabot has now reversed himself and says he will allow cameras in the future.) And let's not forget that very special episode in which Allen West allowed Nicole Sandler to be arrested.

Holding politicians accountable is so democracy ago.

But you know what they say: Monkey see, monkey do. Now it's Rep. Jim Renacci's (R-OH) turn to practice good old fashioned, Constitution-lovin' GOP censorship. It must be an Ohio thing. His staff barred a cameraman from American Bridge, a Democratic organization.

If you listen carefully toward the end of the clip, you can hear that this wasn't really a town hall meetin (!), and that there were concerns with "out of context" video edits. Maybe they should pass that concern on to James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart.

Think Progress has details.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Another GOP Congress member bans cameras used by people who disagree with him"

    These are, mind you, the SAME people who scream about "transparency" when it comes to the White House visitors log or a lengthy bill proposed by congressional Democrats.

    They oughta practice what they screech . . .