Tainted By Rangel Cash, History, Rep. Bean (D), Censors, Intimidates At Townhall Event
After a closed-door, pre-event meeting between Rep Melissa Bean (D) IL-8 and staff of the Round Lake Area Public Library, a man alleged to be the hulking head of library security repeatedly took an intimidating stance, standing over questioners who raised controversial issues. Other library management attempted to dissuade an attendee from video taping what was purportedly a public townhall event. Rather than stop the intimidation, Bean appeared rather pleased with it based upon her smiling acknowledgment. Video below.
Rep. Melissa Bean has a troubling history involving townhalls. She's also one of a few Democrats uninterested in disbursing Charlie Rangel cash to charity, as other Dems have done. Now, via video below and at Gateway Pundit, she seems to be resorting to intimidation and censorship to prevent questions from being asked at alleged public townhall events.
While many other Democrats are rushing to dump campaign cash given by under-fire U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, Melissa Bean isn’t. The Barrington Democrat says she won’t donate to charity the $28,000 she received between 2005 and 2007 from the New York congressman or from committees associated with him.
Michelle Malkin first exposed her sneaky townhall tactics in 2009:
Two days ago, I called attention to the $25 fee to get into Democrat Rep Melissa Bean’s town hall in Illinois. See here. After I blogged about it, someone changed the title of the meeting to lessen the embarrassment.
She billed her $25/person Chamber of Commerce pow-wow as a “town hall,” then had it changed after getting smoked out. Then she hastily convened a telephone town hall, but didn’t notify constituents until the last minute. Reader Mary in Johnsburg, Illinois e-mailed last night:
Now, it's closed door meetings, thuggish tactics and attempts to prevent video of a public event. But who can blame her? She looks like someone with a lot to hide at this point.
Call Round Lake , Il Library and demand and explanation. Phone: (847) 546-7060
Fax: (847) 546-7104
Contact info for Rep. Bean's offices:
Schaumburg Office Washington, D.C. Office
1701 East Woodfield Road, Suite200
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 517-2927
Fax: (847) 517-2931
432 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515