Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.
It appears the 61-year-old pilot was carrying out a stunt to draw attention to Campaign Finance Reform. He had planned the event for two years and even made a video – SEE HERE – (also below) about his endeavors….. “Hey Mike, watch this”
FLORIDA – […] And just hours before Hughes landed in Washington, Hughes’ friend said he called a Secret Service agent to notify him of the possibility of the gyrocopter flight.
“He’s not a suicide bomber, he’s a patriot,” said Shanahan, 65, of Apollo Beach. The whole stunt centers around Hughes’ effort to change campaign finance laws, “or the lack thereof,” according to Shanahan.
About a year ago, Shanahan said, Hughes told him of the idea to deliver letters to legislators by gyrocopter. Not long after, they were both questioned by a Secret Service official in Florida, he said. Wednesday morning, Shanahan said, Hughes called his friend and said he was in Washington, ready to take off.
He passed along the website on which he would livestream his flight, but Shanahan, not adept with computers, could not find it. (read more)
You think THIS is a coincidence ?
Nothing is EVER a coincidence when it comes to the Clintons.
My guess is a connected -and locally coordinated Florida- nutter in the campaign staff and Doug Hughes have talked.