Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.”
During an stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, Paul paused to call out several women near the front row who were heckling him.
“You know, it’s funny because Iowa and Wisconsinites, we like to be respectful of one another and peaceful with one another and listen to each other,” he said. “These ladies must not be from Iowa or Wisconsin.”
“You see this one here?” Ryan said, pointing out one of the women to law enforcement and security personnel. BuzzFeed’s Zeke Millerreported that several of the women were later arrested.
Throughout the remainder of the Wisconsin Republican’s speech, protesters in the audiencechanted, “Stop the war on the middle class!”and “Stop the war on the common good!”
But Ryan continued his speech, seemingly unfazed: “My guess is the reason President Obama isn’t making it here from Council Bluffs is because he only knows left turns.”
Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Aug. 13, 2012.