Activists protest during 'Moving Day' for Wagner
A moving van stood outside of state Sen. Scott Wagner's office in York City Friday afternoon, where about 30 activists were there to help Wagner "move."
Tara Mueller of York City said Wagner sent out a message saying Republicans should move out of the state if Democrats get control of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The activists: Mueller stood in front of the van while holding a large protest banner that said "Welcome to the people's court."
"We're calling him out on his promise," she said. "There's a lot of things we're not a fan of with Scott Wagner."
Mueller referenced how Wagner wanted to see the schools first-hand, and he used his helicopter to fly over the school.
"He's so distant from his people," she said.
Chad Baker, the local York Democratic Party chair, spoke to the activists through a megaphone.
"We're here today to help Senator Wagner follow up on his advice from himself," said Baker, who added Wagner is not there for the middle class.
One woman held her own sign saying "By By Scottie."
The activists chanted "Hey hey, ho ho, Senator Wagner's got to go."
Going the distance: Some of the activists at the event came from Pittsburgh. One of them, Donald Cooper, said he was there to be supportive of the people fighting. He said Wagner only cares about the wealthy.
Outcry against activists: Amanda Davidson, of York City, spoke out against the activists.
She said the people organizing the protest are union-funded from Philadelphia, saying they don't belong here.
"It's ridiculous," Davidson said.
When one of the activists was speaking, Davidson called her out for not knowing Wagner's first name.
Wagner did not come out and speak to the crowd.
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