(CNN) - The Secret Service said an unidentified man was arrested Thursday at the White House after running at the vehicle carrying former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to a lunch there.
The man reached into Romney's open vehicle window as the SUV stopped at a White House gate. He was yelling the candidate's name when he was hauled away, apparently by a security officer.
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"This afternoon an individual interfered with a motorcade," the Secret Service said in a statement. "He became combative with uniformed Secret Service agents, and was arrested for assault of a police officer and unlawful entrance."
The individual did not appear to physically contact Romney.
Romney was visiting the White House for a lunch with President Barack Obama. The White House said in a statement the "focus of their discussion was on America's leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future."
– CNN's Matt Hoye and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report
LOL! Nuff said.
Remember, we are all watching and protecting our President Obama, make no mistake about it. Never should anyone ever get this dangerously close to him, dry run or not.
LOL. He was probably one of the 47% that Willard insulted, and didn't appreciate it. Thank goodness Secret Service was there because he would have probably ended the month the way he started it, with a butt whipping!
But seriously, leave the man alone, I'm sure he was already feeling bad. He did tell the POTUS to start packing. I'm sure Missy Anne(Roots reference) had curtains and china all picked out and ready. Too bad Willard and Queenie.
I hope Willard doesn't whine about this, because the president has to deal with this type of behavior and much more on a daily basis. It's part of being in the national spotlight. I'm also glad the secret service was there to keep this situation from going out of control. Obviously, a very distrubed man.
End of story.
"The man reached into Romney's open vehicle window as the SUV stopped at a White House gate. He was yelling the candidate's name when he was hauled away, apparently by a security officer."
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Not sure this man is playing with a full deck, but whatever. He'll get his 15 minutes, and then some. Too many people take elections way to seriously. On both sides of the aisle.
Memo to America ... the election is over. Get a grip and move one.
Whew. That was too close.
i have nothing to said about this incident except this person proably need help for mental problems.
am glad the secret service was there, thanks to the goverment worker.
the guy didn't do anything wrong he was speaking the truth greedy greedy this guy is a hero they shouldn't arrest the guy mitt the twit should be arrested for trying to sell that 5 point suppository
When did they let Karl Rove out of the Sanitorium? He was only trying to tell Mitt he still thinks he can win Florida, and Ohio, and Virginia. Maybe even California.
Too bad it didn't happen a couple blocks away were there wasn't any secret service...
Typical dumb Obama voter. Too stupid and gullible to figure out who is really responsible for the state of our country...Barry Obungler. Another 4 years of this chump and everyone smarter than Trigg Palin will be able to see how incompetent he is.
Freedom of speech and expression. You ignorant republican.
I am guessing it was a Republican ticked-off because he either spent a lot of money to help Mitt get elected or he is just plain angry period. Either way it is pitiful what he did and he needs to be in jail.
Not sure what you mean by reached in an open window seeing as how the passenger side window where Romney sat was closed. The driver side window was in fact cracked but the mans arms weren't long enough to reach that side.
That's what pepper spray is for.
hahahah wowowowo hahaha where was romney badman son? hahahah hahah i wsih the man had his hands on the racists,immigrant hater rommney. hahahahahah what a moron romney is
Where was tough talkin' Tagg?
Did Romney Coward Jr. step up and take a swing to protect his father; or did he merely dirty his trousers?
The window was clearly closed.
Why aren't conservatives complaining about Romney having a Secret Service detail? Didn't he lose already? I'm sure he can afford his own security.
Jokes....good to see nothing happened.
Probably one of those Billionaires sore at the money he tossed away on mitts' campaign.
"Mitts, i wuz counting on You!!"
Just another peace loving liberal. Its all Bushs fault.
Obama was gracious; sad that most posters are incapable of being the same.
In a few years, he'll joke with a date about how he once got arrested while on shrooms for charging Mitt Romney's car.
Her response will be, "Who the hell is Mitt Romney?"
Her response will be, "Who's Mitt Romney?"