Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Innis was arrested at the NE State GOP convention.
He was arrested for second-degree trespassing and third-degree assault after trying to enter the meeting on Saturday morning.
Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Innis is arrested at the NE state GOP convention on charges of assault and trespass after receiving a letter revoking his post as delegate. pic.twitter.com/oDXDnxx8UA
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After his arrest, a private security officer told Kearney police that Innis assaulted him when he was refused entry. KETV Television reported.
Innis said he was unaware of the private security officer’s authority, as he was dressed in civilian clothes rather than an identifying uniform.
The Nebraska Examiner reported that Innis was eventually bailed out. A majority of GOP delegates voted to reinstate him, along with four others who had been barred from attending the meeting.
Their credentials had been revoked because they spoke out against Republican leaders or candidates, including Ricketts and Pillen. According to Omaha World Herald.