May 22, 2015
Not everyone, who wanted to hear the Vice President speak, was able to.
The Republican party turned away a Washoe Valley couple...because they didn't support the Bush/Cheney ticket.
Wendall Newman, and his wife, wanted to attend the Republican rally.
But, they were denied tickets.
Republican party officials say they've been told by the FBI and the Secret Service...to screen people for tickets.
In this case, a staffer or a volunteer...thought there may be a security issue.
Newman says if taxpayers are being asked to foot the bill for security, and he and his wife are taxpayers...then what happened was wrong.
Republican officials say the extra security costs have been for "all" the recent high profile political events...not just the Vice President's visit.
Republican leaders say they did pass out tickets to "other" democrats, green party supporters, and independents...to show they weren't being selective.