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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

House Republican Leader Expresses Concern Over Denial of Press Access to State Capitol

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Tuesday expressed his great concern over a Department of General Services directive not allowing credentialed members of the media into the state Capitol.

Prior to a Tuesday press conference, several credentialed members of the media were denied access to the state Capitol building.

 “No reporter should be turned away from Pennsylvania’s seat of government. Doing so is a clear violation of our Constitution,” Benninghoff said.

 “While it is appropriate during this unique time in our history to have some limits on public access to the Capitol, the media plays an important constitutional function that keeps the public informed of what government is doing and holds us accountable. Whether today’s events were deliberate or a mistake, the Wolf administration should take every step necessary to ensure that today’s denial of media access never happens again.”

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

Libs could care LESS about the Constitution!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did the Liberals storm the White house ? Did the Liberals ignore Covid ? This is a security move and how could you blame them ? Facts are coming in and arrests are being made.

Anonymous said...

Geeeezzz, 322, where were you and your concern during the summer riots, looting, murders and so on? Those WERE liberals

warnsgram1958@gmail.com said...

Must have been unfriendly reporter who didn't share the left's political views

Anonymous said...

when I get locked out of my house I always get in threw the window

Anonymous said...

@ 3:22 Stop the steal. Your constituents are telling more lies to cover more lies. What do you have to hide. We need voter ID and photographic record of each vote. This is not China yet!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 4:22 but you see Wolfe didn’t want anyone in there so the libs could do what they did

Anonymous said...

Did you not see the news that EVERY state capital has been told to prepare for the potential of protests and riots. Did you not hear that they had pipe bombs laid around the DC Capitol building? I would assume that everything in even state capitals will have tighter regulations and lockdowns for the next few weeks. Credentials from a recognized news agency should be required right now.

Anonymous said...

Now the libs are claiming that any foreigners flying into this country from overseas have to show a negative COVID test before there allowed in! That doesn't sound very free to me! What are they gonna do next, say they gotta wear a mask too?

Anonymous said...

Most of the people that broke into the capital building were ANTIFA and BLM affiliates. You people need to do your home work ! Why would a conservative Trump supporter want to hang Mike Pence ?

Anonymous said...

The negative covid test for foreign arrivals isn't from the "libs" as you call them. It's from the CDC, an agency of the executive branch of the U.S. government, whose ultimate boss is your fearless leader, Trump. Sorry to burst your tiny biased brainless bubbles.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that this was a reaction to current events and will be sorted out. The credentialed press needs to be allowed to be at the capital and I have faith that a procedure will be worked out to both secure the capital and to have the press have access. There is no hidden agenda here.

Anonymous said...

FBI asking for leads, seems quite a few thick-headed posting here. Also, I don't remember this rep saying anything about the restricted and non-existent WH press releases. Time for the adults to work, move along.

Anonymous said...

Wolf is just following the play book.

Anonymous said...

Its wasn't liberal who tried to over throw the Government and install a fascist dictator. That was the RW. This summer the violence's was not cause by liberals but by RW agitators. The only people trying to steal an election are Republican Trump supporters. Every court in America has laughed Trump out of court because his claims had no basis in fact. Trump is a liar period. Todays GOP is no better they have proven themselves to be traitors to their oath of office.

mickey said...

I have still not figured out how intelligent people think this president is so wonderful. I think he did do some good things while in office but couldn't keep is mouth shut. I am a republican, I am a patriot and I am appalled that anyone would think that what happened at the capitol was about democracy. It is called rich white man syndrome. Dear 6:03 it was neither Antifa or BLM so you need to do your homework dumbo. They're called QAnon. Did this president make you richer? Did he make your home or property worth more? I hate government too but democracy still needs to be upheld.
j

Anonymous said...

7:18 You a**, what playbook would that be? You think you are so in the know and I suspect you know nothing.

Anonymous said...

Never ceases to amaze you, is it the water or the gas fumes???

Anonymous said...

Maybe a year from now we will forget all about the last 4 years. We will be bitching about how Kim Jung Un, I mean kamala screwed her own by pushing her socialism agenda. Hey dems, i hope i hear you cry first.. we all know that crooked biden wont last long before removed from office due to his dementia. All hail kim,i mean kamala.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to the Democratic party in years. Now I wonder if this was the plan all along ?

Anonymous said...

From reading over all of these comments, it's clear that they are all just swirling layers of paranoid conspiracy theories, each one just a little bit dumber than the last. The cult memorizes buzzwords that have repeatedly said to them, over and over for the last 4 years, and then uses those words to create a weird disjointed narrative that sooths them somehow, despite the complete lack of logic. It would be funny, if it weren't so incredibly sad to watch all these poor ignorant desperate people struggling to make sense of the big scary world around them. But then, this is precisely the demographic that hopeful fascist dictators love to exploit...because they obediently and passionately believe whatever they're told.