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Ed Haislmaier, Heritage Foundation Scholar, Accosts Protester At Fix The Debt Panel . A conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation, Edmund F. Haislmaier, attacked a nonprofit employee Tuesday morning in a hotel where both men were attending an event sponsored by the Campaign to Fix the Debt. The incident, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel downtown, occurred after Burke Stansbury, of the Seattle-based nonprofit Campaign for Community Change, and about 20 other progressive activists interrupted a speech by Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) to encourage the senator to protect Social Security and Medicare in fiscal cliff negotiations. Stansbury told The Huffington Post that Haislmaier followed him and his group out of the conference room, where video shows Haislmeier screaming, “No! No! No no no no! No! Nonono! No! I was invited on this panel … No no no no! No! These people, these people are screwing things up for my kids!” Stansbury replied, “These are the real people,” but Haislmaier was “livid.” As Haislmaier yelled, “‘And I’m not, I’m not…,’” Stansbury said, “he grabbed my wrist and then grabbed the camera and pulled the camera out of my hand and it fell to the floor.” The video shows the camera hitting the floor, after which it stops filming. At this point, according to witnesses, two hotel security guards stepped in and forcibly restrained Haislmaier. Haislmaier is a Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies at the conservative think tank, and a longstanding

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