Brown camp says Shaheen interruption shows she’s ‘growing rattled’

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s interruption of Republican challenger Scott Brown’s closing remarks at a forum in Manchester on Sunday morning prompted the Brown campaign to say that “it appears Senator Shaheen is growing rattled and more desperate in the closing days of the campaign.”

 

The chairman of the state Democratic Party, Raymond Buckley, responded on Twitter that “the juvenile trash talk by the Brown crew is pretty pathetic. (It) shows a lot about who Brown really is deep down.”

 

In a video released by the Brown campaign of a small slice of the event at Temple Adath Yeshurun, Brown is saying in his closing remarks, “…look at the record on business. She’s voting against small business 100 percent of the time. She has a zero rating from the National Federation of Small Business. I received their endorsement, not only then but from the Chamber of Commerce….”

 

Shaheen, who had previously delivered her closing remarks, leans forward to her microphone and interjects as Brown is speaking: “A Koch brothers funded organization.”

 

In the video, the moderator, sitting between Brown and Shaheen, raises his index finger toward her as people in the audience – presumably Brown supports – begin booing her and saying “that’s rude” and “very rude.”

 

Brown says, “No, no. I’d like to defer to Senator Shaheen.”

 

Shaheen then says, “I think you objected to my saying that. And given the support you’ve gotten from the Koch Brothers, I don’t know why you’d object to my saying that.”

 

Brown answers, “Well, because I was in my closing, and I gave you the courtesy to allow you to speak.”

 
Some members of the audience cheered and applauded.

 

Brown spokesman Elizabeth Guyton said, “On the heels of Scott Brown’s decisive back-to-back debate victories, it appears that Senator Shaheen is growing rattled and more desperate in the closing days of the campaign. This has become a pattern for Shaheen, who interrupted Brown often during the NH1/CNN Debate last week.”

 

 

See this week’s Granite Reports for our analysis of last week’s debates.

 

 

View the snippet from the forum below.

Author: John DiStaso

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  • Dave Turson

    She has a zero rating from the National Federation of Small Business. I received their endorsement, …

    Brown said his endorsement came from the “The National Federation of Independent Business” (NFIB). According to Source Watch the NIFB is heavily funded by the Koch brothers.

    http://sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=National_Federation_of_Independent_Business

  • joebuilder

    NFIB also has hundreds of NH member firms and Brown also has the support and endorsement of the US Chamber of Commerce.

    Shaheen claims small business experience and that goes back to Bill and Bob’s Pawn Shops in ME and NH. Shaheen’s brother in law was convicted for fencing stolen property through the family business. Do I think Sen Shaheen was involved with the illegal activity, of course not but neither do I think she was involved with any of the business activity or she would have known.

  • Bob Gardner

    Republicans should be used to being interupted by democrats watch ANY cable news station where a republican is debating a democrat and you will see for yourself! Not only that watch the third presidential debate of 2012 and you will see that even the moderator in this case CNN’s Candy Crowley interupts Romney and LIES about Obama calling the Benghazi attack a terrorist attack! Crowley admitted her mistake AFTER the debate was over! Democrats believe if they keep republicans from speaking they win the “debate”!