CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A California Democratic Party delegate who allegedly impersonated a member of Congress and was threatened with arrest after a disturbance in the delegation’s hotel early Sunday morning was kicked out of the hotel and will not attend the national convention.
“This afternoon, California Democratic Party staff met with the delegate who was part of the disturbance in the hotel lobby and asked him to leave the hotel and not partake in convention activities,” said party spokesman Tenoch Flores. “The delegate has apologized to hotel staff and earlier today agreed to leave the hotel and forgo official delegation activities in Charlotte.”
Shortly before 2 a.m., this delegate and another man arrived at the Blake Hotel. The other man was seen being carried from a taxi into the hotel, where he either fell or was dropped in the lobby, leading hotel staff to grow concerned about a head injury, according to reports. As he lay unconscious on the floor, hotel employees called 911, checked his vital signs and stabilized his body until paramedics arrived, strapped him to a board and took him to the hospital by ambulance.
Flores said this delegate was treated and released.