Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was greeted by a sea of protesters at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Wednesday. The protest, organized by the Nevada GOP, was intended to shame the 2020 presidential candidate for supporting the impeachment campaign against President Trump.
"Don’t impeach!” and "Go home!" the demonstrators shouted at her.
Nevadans greeted @ewarren in Reno and let them know exactly how they feel about the Democrats’ despicable attempt to impeach @realDonaldTrump and undo the 2016 election.— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) October 2, 2019
Join us and FIGHT BACK. Tell the Left to Impeach THIS ?? https://t.co/clr2NQb5rW pic.twitter.com/Pa5NykDJwy
The Reno airport authority quickly apologized to the Democratic frontrunner for the incident because, they explained, it violated their policy. Not only that, but the airport informed the senator that the airport's attorney is looking into the matter.
That announcement made some people scratch their heads and wonder where the airport's apology was last year when then-Republican Sen. Dean Heller faced his own unfriendly welcoming crew. In June 2018, the Nevada Democrats organized a group of protesters to jeer at Heller as he hauled in his luggage because he was fundraising with President Trump.
The airport's silence then and intervention now suggests a double standard, critics argue.
.@RenoAirport didn’t apologize to @DeanHeller when the Nevada Democrat Party organized protestors against him, but Nevadans protesting @ewarren gets crocodile tears and “an investigation”?— Keith Schipper (@SchipperKeith) October 3, 2019
Give me a break. Take the L and cry in private. https://t.co/k445uYDxKe
Others warned Reno that they can expect a FOIA request in the near future.
And btw @RenoAirport please make sure the Airport Authority keeps their emails. Because next week the @NVGOP will be FOIA’ing them.— Jeremy Hughes (@jeremybhughes) October 3, 2019
We won’t stand for your hypocrisy.
Can’t wait to see who thought this was a good idea. https://t.co/JTEfqRsKzF