Hillary Clinton’s effort to meet with some ordinary Iowa college students during her van tour have apparently inconvenienced those unlucky enough to be caught in her path, according to the Independent Journal Review.
Clinton’s campaign touted her visit to Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids as an opportunity to discuss education policy and college affordability on the campaign trail:
Hillary talking education and college affordability with students at Kirkwood Community College: pic.twitter.com/qzZki1hrFQ
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 14, 2015
However, while some students were meeting with Hillary, according to other students at the school, classrooms situated along Hillary’s planned walking route were put on lockdown, often leaving students stuck in classrooms until the presidential candidate was no longer nearby.
Students tell us that they are locked in their class at the Iowa college Hillary is visiting right now. pic.twitter.com/d89u7JAxpz
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 14, 2015
Some students who weren’t on lockdown instead found their classes canceled entirely, because Hillary’s event took up the entire first floor of the building it was in, even though only a few students were directly participating:
Most of the classes at Kirkwood today have been canceled, per the students, bc @HillaryClinton event taking up full 1st floor of building.
— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) April 14, 2015
The anecdote may provide a glimpse of the kind of commander-in-chief Clinton would be if elected. It calls to mind the story of another president who shut down Los Angeles International Airport for nearly an hour so that a high-priced local hairstylist could come aboard Air Force One and cut his gorgeous locks. His name was Clinton, too.
The raison d’etre for Hillary’s van trip across Iowa, in case you missed it, is to have “conversations with everyday Iowans.”
This report, by Geoffrey Ingersoll, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.