Alex Snitker, the only Libertarian candidate running for Senate, is planning a protest outside of Orlando’s WFTV ABC Channel 9 studios at 5:30 p.m. today. The channel will host a debate between Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist, moderated by Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos and slated to air live at 7 p.m.
A Wednesday press release said that Snitcker still plans on monitoring the debate and will answer the moderator’s questions in front of an assembled crowd: “He intends to be part of the debate even if he is not allowed in the studio.”
According to the Snitcker camp, “WFTV has warned … that protestors may be arrested for trespassing, but they are planning to proceed with the protest.”
In a statement to the Orlando Sentinel, WFTV’s Craig Patrick said, “I don’t remember saying anyone is going to be arrested. The debate is limited to the major candidates for this office. Alexander Snitker does not qualify for this debate as per the rules that were predetermined by sponsors.”