Joy Maloney a School Board Member from Loudoun’s Broad Run District decided at the Trump rally in Ashburn to act like some of the very young children she represents. She blocked the doors to the rally, took pictures of those waiting in line to get into the rally, and threw herself on the ground, refusing to obey the deputy sheriffs’ requests.
When asked by deputy sheriffs to go to the back of the line and stop harassing those in line Maloney refused and sat on the ground. She refused to get up so the officers were forced to drag her out of the way to the cheers of those protesting the Trump rally. (Many of us have had similar experiences with toddlers who throw themselves on the ground in protest and refuse to move.)
Maloney was charged with trespassing and later released on $1,000 bond.
This was an elected official trying to deny voters the right to hear a candidate speak. It is their right to get informed for November’s election and she was denying them that right. She should NEVER be an elected official. How embarrassing for those who live in the Broad Run district and have her representing them.
Broad Run Supervisor Ron Meyer had this response to Maloney’s arrest,
Ms. Maloney and I both represent the Broad Run district. This is disappointing and embarrassing for our community. There is nothing wrong with protesting a candidate, but she attempted to prevent others from engaging in free speech at this event by heckling them and blocking their way. Worse, when she was confronted by law enforcement, she refused to cooperate with Loudoun’s officers. She even sat on the ground to stop them from doing their jobs. She should be setting an example for our district’s children, some of whom unfortunately were there to watch this happen. Broad Run deserves better.
More on the Trump rally here.