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6 Republican Campaign Workers Claim They Were Booted From Uber

6 Republican Campaign Workers Claim They Were Booted From Uber
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By    |   Tuesday, 17 July 2018 02:59 PM

Six Republican campaign workers say they were kicked out of an Uber after the driver told them: "Welcome to the resistance," The Daily Caller is reporting.

The driver left the group of volunteers at a gas station midway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday.

"It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver realized we were Republicans," said Mary Russell, one of the passengers.

According to The Daily Caller, Russell later received a message from Uber saying that she had been inappropriate toward the driver.

But Russell claimed she and the passengers in the vehicle did nothing wrong.

Chris Godbey, another one of the riders, said the group was unfairly treated.

"For an individual to blatantly target Young Republicans for their political outlook is an assault on the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment," he said. "While business owners should have the freedom to provide the service as they see fit, once a contract has been entered, breaking that contract is inappropriate and to do so based on discrimination for political beliefs is unlawful."

Godbey told The News & Observer that the group had talked about "current politics, emergency policy and previous Republican campaign experience" while in the vehicle.

The campaign workers say they were doing work on behalf of a number of GOP candidates, including Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

After being booted out of the vehicle, they requested another ride and reported no problems.

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