WASHINGTON — As demonstrators affiliated with Occupy Wall Street protested on the street outside the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, The Politicker spotted 2008 election star, Tea Party activist and Ohio Congressional candidate Samuel “Joe The Plumber” Wurzelbacher standing in front of the Mariott Wardman Park hotel where the conference is being held.
“This is America and they’re allowed to protest, everybody is,” Mr. Wurzelbacher said.
Mr. Wurzelbacher said he didn’t step outside the hotel to see the demonstrators.
“I just came out just to catch a breath of fresh air real quick and head back in.”
Though Mr. Wurzelbacher supports the Occupiers right to protest, he said they should follow the example of the Tea Party movement and stay within the limits of the law.
“I do believe, you know, like the Tea Parties and whatnot, they definitely should exercise getting the permits that are required, following the laws that are in place,” Mr. Wurzelbacher said. “I don’t think anybody gets any special treatment.”