MONTEVIDEO (LEARFIELD) – A Republican lawmaker had to change the location of his annual fundraiser twice last week after a small group of protesters threatened the two host venues. Rep. Tim Miller of Prinsburg:
“They put pressure – that’s putting it mildly – on the winery for them not to allow me to have it there,” said Miller. “We mutually agreed to move on from that.”
Miller said the same group then pressured the Montevideo American Legion not to allow him to host his fundraiser there as well, “there were some pretty harsh things that were said.”
He believes that protesters threatened the businesses because they disagree with the lawmaker’s calls to investigate Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on tax and immigration fraud and campaign finance violations.
But Miller thinks the protesters went too far.
“What’s stunning is that this is a very small group of people – maybe about 10 people out of my district – who were creating these problems,” he said. “When a person feels threatened in their business that’s not right and that’s real problematic for me and I think this needs to be addressed.”
The fundraiser did take place at a city park in Montevideo.