GOP Congressman’s Wife Claims Ejected from SOTU
Beverly Young, wife of Republican Congressman Bill Young, claims she was ejected from the State of the Union address for wearing a t-shirt.
The wife of Representative C-W- Bill Young says she was ejected during President Bush’s State of the Union address for wearing a T-shirt that says, “Support the Troops Defending Our Freedom.”
Beverly Young says she was sitting in the front row of the House gallery last night when she was approached by someone who told her she needed to leave. She says she reluctantly agreed, but argued with several officers in an outside hallway. In a telephone interview with the newspaper, Young said she told them her shirt wasn’t a protest but a message of support.
Capitol Police Sergeant Kimberly Schneider says Young wasn’t ejected from the gallery and she left on her own. She couldn’t provide additional details.
Young’s husband is a Republican from Indian Shores. He found out about the incident after Bush’s speech and called it unacceptable.
One wonders what would possess a Congressman’s wife to show up for a major address wearing a t-shirt. Regardless, there’s something awry with this story.
Update: The On Tap Boys agree that wearing t-shirts to see SOTU is uncouth and rather bizarre.