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Senenbrenner Fall Fest speech interrupted by Trump supporter at mention of Ryan

ELKHORN -- A few Trump supporters interrupted U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's speech to Fall Fest several times, leading the dean of the Wisconsin congressional delegation to chastise them and to let him talk.

The first interruption came when Sensenbrenner noted House Speaker Paul Ryan puts on the Fest every year and that people come to listen.

"Not any more," a man shouted. "I'm for Trump"

Ryan yesterday sharply criticized Trump over recently released vulgar comments he made about women in 2005, leading to the speaker pulling Trump's invitation to speak. Pence also withdrew from his planned appearance at the festival.

"Why don't you listen to what I have to say before interrupting?" Sensenbrenner said.

While he praised Ryan's leadership, he was interrupted again and asked for respect before continuing.

Sensenbrenner repeatedly said the election is not about individuals, but policy and the direction of the country.

He went on to criticize Clinton, saying she would lead the country further to the left and appoint three or four liberal justices during her term.

"The Supreme Court will frustrate anything a Republican president will do simply by judicial fiat," Sensenbrenner said.

Without mentioning Trump, Sensenbrenner said it is not only important to support the top of the ticket, but the rest of the GOP slate as well.

At the end of his speech he thanked the crowd for supporting U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Ryan.

After this, one person yelled "mention Trump," while another yelled "shame on you."


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