Romney Heckler Arrested After Charging Motorcade Arriving for Obama Meeting

Friday, 30 Nov 2012 03:21 PM

By Michael Mullins

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A heckler was arrested after charging Mitt Romney’s motorcade as it arrived at the White House on Thursday for the meeting between President Barack Obama and the Republican presidential nominee.

The motorcade can be seen on a CNN video arriving at the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when a man runs up to the window of Romney’s car window and yells something shortly before being detained by secret service.

Though it is unclear exactly what was said by the man, shouts of “Screw you! Screw you!” can be heard on the tape during the incident.

The man, whose name has not been released, was seen in vicinity of the White House security entrance before attempting to interrupt the motorcade, according to Secret Service spokesman Max Milien. After his arrest for charging the motorcade he became combative with a police officer, said Milien. He was charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful entry.

The motorcade paused only momentarily during the encounter before successfully entering the White House, where Romney shared lunch with the president.

It was the first time the two men have met since the election.

Shortly after Obama’s re-election, the president suggested the idea of meeting with his former political rival to discuss the top issues facing the nation.

It is not known exactly what was said during their hour-long lunch, which was held in a room adjacent to the oval office.

Since the election, some Washington insiders floated the idea that Romney might be offered a post in Obama’s administration to help resolve the economic “fiscal cliff” standoff and help improve the overall economy.

In a press conference with reporters on Thursday, White House spokesman Jay Carney put an end to the rumors by saying no job offer was in the works for Romney.

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