Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s new vice presidential running mate, was interrupted by several protesters at a campaign event at the Iowa State Fair Monday.
Update: Cherie Mortice, who participated in the protest, told TPM in a phone interview that it was organized by Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, a nonpartisan progressive group in the state. They are the same group that heckled Mitt Romney at last year’s Iowa State Fair, prompting his famous response that “Corporations are people.”
“Our concern with Ryan is that he wants to cut social benefits like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, which we feel have been an extremely important safety net for the middle class and poor in this country,” Mortice told TPM.
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Benjy Sarlin contributed to this report.
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