August 16th, 2010
03:08 PM ET
10 years ago

Levin gets pie in the face

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie at an event Monday.

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie at an event Monday.

(CNN) - Michigan Sen. Carl Levin may have been expecting a friendly town-hall audience in Big Rapids, Michigan on Monday, but the Armed Services Committee Chairman instead found himself at the receiving end of a pie in the face, according to the Detroit News.

Levin was speaking before the Mecosta County Democratic Party at Pepper's Café and Deli when a man who identified himself as a student scolded Levin over the U.S. war policy, the Detroit News Reports. Several minutes a later, a woman who was with the student walked up to Levin and hit him in the face with a pie, Sgt. Jeff Jennings of the Big Rapids Police Department confirmed to CNN.
The woman has been arrested but is yet to be arraigned, Jennings also said.

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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Okay that wasn't very mature.....but the thought of still ..bwahahaha!!!

    August 16, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Bahccster

    So.. no racism involved? Maybe a double reverse racism? I was under the impression that all things that happened to Democrats were racially motivated.

    August 16, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Mitch

    Hahahahaha I love it!!! It's about time people start getting angry in this country!

    August 16, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |

    This is just another example of American people that have no self control. The bush years created these people. When one loses self control they are just showing how uneducated they are. I hope they throw the book at her. Maybe she will learn a lesson or two.

    August 16, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. John

    This is great stuff: a pie in their faces and our votes all for the "other" guy....Yeah!

    just do it! VOTE in November.

    August 16, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. jeff jackson, alabama

    O.K. liberals let's hear it.
    Was this lady practicing her second amendment right
    with a loaded pie ?

    August 16, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. Ken in NC

    You know, there is much I take issue with with respect to how our government is running today, however, I must say we as a people are responsible for it in several ways. We elect people to represent us in Congress and if we are not satisfied with them we replace them at the next election. Today all of that has changed. Today our elected officials no longer have the respect they used to have and people can't use the excuse that "He/she would have it if they did their job". We elected our officials into positions of power and respect and even if they are not earning the respect from us their position is one that deservess to be respected. Hitting a Congressman or woman in the face with a pie, spitting on them, throwing eggs at them and the many other things I have seen done since this last election are not the things you do to the office holder. Even if in your opinion, the office holder does not deserve respect, His or Her Position as an elected official does deserve your respect.

    There is also the fact that people are taking great risk when doing these vulgar acts as the people they are assulting are protected by Federal Laws and to assult one can be prosecuted as a Federal Offense. Our officials do not usually seek prosecution against protesters in Federal Courts but it's worth remembering that any Federal Law Enforcement Officer that is witness to a Federal Offense does not have to have the permission of the assulted Federal Official for him to make an arrest.

    People we need to be more respectful of our congressional members. Just give it 2 more years and Republicans will have their power back and they will run amuck with it and Democrats will whine and complaine while Republicans ramming their programs down our throats again just like they claimed Democrats did and the cycle will start all over again. Trust me. I'm old enough to tell you I have lived through several of these cycles. The only thing that is not going to change this time is the jobs are not going to come back. Americans are not willing to work for a lot less and the Chinese already are. Big business will continue to be big because they own the Republicans and as long as they are in power, big businesses will not be forced to come back to this country nor will they have to pay any taxes either.

    August 16, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Grrr-Awful-O

    A dem pies a dem. But what do you want to bet that it's George Bush's fault?

    August 16, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. hypocricnnation

    Senator Carl Levin Just Got His "Just Deserts!" Up Close And Personal (Personally!).

    August 16, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Adam

    Another crazy lib attacking a lib. Senator Levin should get in a little better shape, shed a few pounds and he could have ducked the pie like Bush did that shoe.

    August 16, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Stupid, just stupid. A utterly useless and juvenile protest that will accomplish nothing but satisfy the self absorbed nature of the pie thrower.

    August 16, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Buster

    Bet any amount of money the woman was a liberal and voted for that idiot obama.

    August 16, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Was it a cow pie?

    August 16, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. Meg from Iowa

    Many people in this country have lost all respect for our government leaders and it is shameful. It is one thing to disagree with their policies but it is another to behave in this childish manner. I hope they charge her with a felony. I bet she won't think her pie trick is so funny when she loses her right to vote!

    August 16, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The republican party and it's followers have lost all touch with civility in town hall meetings.

    August 16, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. Michael1959

    People are fed up with these people. In November, throw them out like the trash that they are.

    August 16, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. PEC

    Totally Disgusting. No place for this anywhere to anybody. This should be denounced from both sides just like the ones that do this too Ann Coulter and Conservatives.

    August 16, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. roro

    What a disgrace! And what a lowlife woman to do such a disrespectful thing to a U. S. Senator! What is our country coming to?

    August 16, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. Guess Who

    Hope it's not a TEA person. Did not toss a cup of tea with her pie, but if it is. Jeez, the aggression of 2nd Amendment Rights is gearing up.

    August 16, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. G

    Free speech, free protest and free expression I agree with. But a pie in the face is assault and battery and potentially dangerous. We need to make an example out of this guy and put him in jail for a long long time. This behavior is largely "blown off" by the media when it happens to conservatives or Republicans but hopefully now that it is happening to Democrats we take it more serious before someone loses an eye!

    August 16, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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