As Longdon sat waiting for her flight, a screen in the concourse showed footage of the press conference. A tall, thin man standing nearby stared at Longdon, then back at the screen. Then he walked up to Longdon and spat in her face. No one else blinked.
Longdon was shocked and embarrassed, she told me, but she didn't falter. "Wow, aren't you a big man," she said as he turned and walked away. Instead of calling for security, she wheeled herself to a restroom to clean herself off. She was tired—she lives with constant physical pain—and didn’t want to miss her flight.
We are to believe that people who think kids should be suspended for wearing NRA shirts and eating Pop Tarts into the shape of a gun would just brush this aside? Sure, if it happened, that's horrible, but you mean to tell me that there are no witnesses, no one to corroborate the story, no security footage? Haven't we heard this before? Hmmm.
There's more of this, too.
Another man came up, looked Longdon up and down and said, "I know who you are." Then he recited her home address. The harassment continued, and the men showed up throughout the program, a Phoenix police official involved confirmed to me.
After a fundraiser one night during the program, Longdon returned home around 10 p.m., parked her ramp-equipped van and began unloading herself. As she wheeled up to her house, a man stepped out of the shadows. He was dressed in black and had a rifle, "like something out of a commando movie," Longdon told me. He took aim at her and pulled the trigger. Longdon was hit with a stream of water. "Don't you wish you had a gun now, bitch?" he scoffed before taking off.
Again, if true, awful, and I'll be the first to go toe to toe with these folks. But I'm finding it hard to believe considering how many times this Bloomberg group has lied -- about me as well -- since its inception. So, crowded, public airport, government property, video cameras everywhere, the spitting incident should be easy to prove yes? Let's get that tape or a handful of witnesses. Let's get police statements. If I were Bloomberg that's exactly what I'd do to try to end the dispute -- and if I were pushing this piece, that's what I'd do to vet it before running it.
*UPDATED to add: I was in the same airport on April 25th and it was quite busy. Should be easy to obtain security footage.