Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan share a presidential ticket, and now both share the distinction of being heckled during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair.
Ryan’s first solo event since being tabbed as the Republican vice presidential nominee was marred Monday when protesters repeatedly interrupted his comments and caused disruptions in the large crowd. Toward the beginning of Ryan’s speech, a pair of women tried to rush the stage with a banner, only to be escorted away by Iowa state troopers.
“It’s funny. It’s funny because Iowans and Wisconsinites like to be respectful of one another and peaceful with one another and listen to one another,” Ryan said of the disturbance. “These ladies must not be from Iowa or Wisconsin.”
As Ryan attempted to restart his speech, he was again interrupted by a female protester.
“Hey, like I said, she must not be from Iowa,” Ryan said as a trooper pulled her from the crowd. “Hey, all right.”
After a couple minutes of confusion, Ryan was able to begin speaking again.