Tina Richards: The next Cindy Sheehan?

Rememeber a little over a month ago when Rep. David Obey (D-WI) laid the law down on a bunch of anti-war protesters who were hassling them in a hallway in Congress about de-funding the Iraq war? The woman he was talking to in the video was Tina Richards, the mother of a Marine who committed suicide after two tours in Iraq. As a refresher, I’d recommend that you re-read the transcript of their ‘conversation’ to get an idea just how ridiculous it was. Here’s the video, in case you want to watch it again:

Well, Ms. Richards is back, and this time she’s been arrested by the Capitol police:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The mother of a Marine who tried to kill himself after two tours of duty in Iraq was arrested Monday while protesting the war outside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Tina Richards of Salem, Ore., was charged with disorderly conduct, said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman. Schneider said Richards would be issued a citation and released.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, D-Calif., said Richards was with a group of 15 to 20 protesters when she was arrested in the hallway outside the speaker’s office.

Gael Murphy, a spokesman for Codepink, an anti-war group that helped organize the protest at Pelosi’s office, said Richards was arrested after chanting anti-war statements.

“I have been trying to meet with Speaker Pelosi since November because she needs to listen to the moms and other women affected by the war,” Richards said in a statement.

Hammill said Richards’ request for a meeting with Pelosi is pending. “She’s met repeatedly with staff, and we’ve passed her concerns to the speaker,” he said.

“Bbbbbut she’s been silenced! Her free speech rights have been violated under the Pelosi regime!!”

Memeorandum doesn’t have anything on this story yet, but I’m sure once the sleeping moonbats awake from their restless slumbers we’ll see wall-to-wall outrage on display. She’ll be the latest military mom issued an Absolute Moral Authority card from the moonbat left, especially considering that Mother Sheehan has just about worn out her usefulness to the anti-war left.

More: Lagniappe’s Lair is on the same page: Uh-oh… Cindy’s got herself some competition

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