Jill Stein Was Escorted Off Debate Premises
Green Party candidate ended up live-tweeting debate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2016 12:33 AM CDT
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. last week.   (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

(Newser) – Green Party candidate Jill Stein was removed from the Hofstra University campus for the second election in a row on Monday. Stein—who was arrested before a presidential debate in 2012—was met by police and campus security after she boarded a media bus to the university ahead of the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate and USA Today reporter Eliza Collins tweeted about it. Stein had planned to hold a "Let Jill Debate" protest outside the event, which she and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson were excluded from.

Officials say Stein was removed because she didn't have the proper credentials. "She was on the college campus, we asked to verify for proper credentials, she did not have them, and she was nicely escorted off the campus," a police spokeswoman tells CNN. Stein went on to live-tweet the debate, offering her own answers, as well as lines like: "I'd be terrified with Trump's finger on the button but I'd also be terrified with Clinton's finger on the button." Johnson also live-tweeted the Hofstra debate. "Neither of these candidates is willing to stand up for free trade. Why am I not at these debates?" he wondered.