TN delegate tossed from DNC after tiff with Bernie supporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Hillary Clinton delegate from eastern Tennessee has been booted from the Democratic National Convention after a Bernie Sanders supporter says he became overly aggressive with her.

Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Spencer Bowers is quoted by news media outlets as saying that Jerry Ogle of Monroe County had his credentials revoked after an incident with Sanders delegate Amanda Kruel of Knoxville.

Kruel said Ogle assaulted her at the convention Monday because he was angry that she was supporting Sanders. Kruel says Ogle grabbed her by the shoulders, twisted her around and told her to ‘Act like a Democrat.”

Ogle was quoted by The Tennessean ( as saying that he only tapped Kruel on the shoulder and did not forcefully grab her. Still, he admitted to the newspaper that his actions were inappropriate.

Ogle was replaced by an alternate delegate.