In their frustration last spring over the Kansas Senates refusal to discuss the expansion of Medicaid, a small group, including a Topeka minister, interrupted Senate proceedings with chants and hymns.
Rather than endure the public humiliation, Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, ordered Capitol police to escort the nine protestors from the gallery and attending media out of the Senate chamber, threatening reporters their credentials could be denied.
Many viewed the Senate actions as heavy-handed.
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