The picture to the left is of Senator Claire McCaskill’s field representative Brendan Fahey. Fahey is listening to comments from constituents at Claire McCaskill’s Kitchen Table Talk event held at St. Louis County Public Library on 31 Aug 2011.
The picture was taken by JD Wilson shortly before he was assaulted.
What happened next happened so fast, I hardly had time to react. I man jumped from his seat and got in between John and myself and began pushing him out of the room as he kept yelling “Get the hell out!” I told this man to get his hands off of John, to which he responded “He’s pushing me!”
Another, larger man, joined in, opened the door and was trying to pull John out. This man also pulled out his cellphone and started shoving it in John’s face. John was now being assaulted by two men.
At this point a third man entered the scene and tried to break up the situation, but the weight of four men pushing against my small frame was pinning me against the wall. I had nowhere to go.
Finally, the second man went for John’s camera and in a final push, knocked John into me and I was then slammed into the wall, hitting my head and shoulder, and somehow had two men standing on my legs.
Well, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), you can expect more video cameras and voice recorders at future public events.