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Biden staff apologizes for forcing reporter in closet

Someone on Vice President Joe Biden's staff forced reporter Scott Powers into a closet at a fundraising dinner in Florida.
March 28, 2011 12:09:11 AM PDT
Someone on Vice President Joe Biden's staff forced a reporter into a closet at a fundraising dinner in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel's Scott Powers was the only journalist assigned to the $500-a-plate event on Wednesday.

Biden staffers kept him away from guests by putting him in a storage closet and posting a guard to ensure he couldn't get out. Powers was in there for about 75 minutes.

"I kept opening the door and peeking out there to see what I could see, and I kept being told, 'Go back inside, we'll let you know when you can come out,'" Powers told ABC News.

Biden's staff has apologized for the incident.

"Scott - You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today," wrote Elizabeth Alexander, a spokeswoman for Vice President Biden.


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