HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Pie in the Sky?
Supporters of Ahlam Mohsen, the Michigan State University student accused of throwing an apple pie at Sen. Carl Levin on Monday, are planning to rally at the Michigan Democrat’s Detroit office Friday.
The Detroit News reports that Mohsen’s supporters will demand her release from jail, where she is held on charges of felony stalking and assault. A pretrial hearing is set for Tuesday morning, and Mohsen’s bond has been set at $250,000.
Mohsen hit Levin in the face with the pie while he was meeting with constituents, saying she was protesting his support of Israel. Since then, Mohsen’s pie-throwing skills have gained notice from more than 100 people who have joined a Facebook group supporting her.
Levin’s office did not immediately comment to HOH about Friday’s planned rally. But when the incident happened, the Senator handled it with good humor, saying he was sorry the pie’s filling wasn’t blueberry, his favorite.
Overheard on the Hill.
“Seems being found guilty’ of something is a hazard of the 18th District”
— Thursday tweet from former Rep. Bob Ney. The Ohio Republican linked to this article about a Ohio Elections Commission ruling that found Democratic Rep. Zach Space — who now represents Ney’s former district — made false statements in a campaign ad. Ney resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in connection with the Jack Abramoff scandal.
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