ARRESTED: For Drinking Coffee While Democrat

HUFFINGTON POST: A Democrat was arrested by local police at a public meet-and-greet event for Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday, with three men pulling him out of the building and pushing him to the ground for allegedly causing a disturbance in the coffee shop. Jon Taylor, the man at the center of the controversy, said he was “manhandled” by police from Louisa, Va. He and three other Democrats — including his wife, who held a sign promoting Cantor’s Democratic opponent Rick Waugh — went to the event with the intent to ask Cantor questions since he has refused to debate Waugh. When Ray Minter, the owner of the coffee house, asked the Taylors to leave, they refused, and local authorities intervened. Minter said they were being disorderly, but the group of Democrats said they were simply drinking coffee and waiting for Cantor to arrive. “I don’t mind people being here that don’t agree with the Congressman or want to ask questions,” Minter said. “[But] they were acting up and speaking, and indicating that they were not going to sit quietly during the event.” According to the Louisa Central Virginian, approximately a dozen officers from the police office came to the scene. The department is saying there was no excessive force used in subduing Taylor. MORE

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