Green Party Candidate Jill Stein's Unfortunate Attempt to Grab the Spotlight

Jill Stein of Lexington, Mass. announces that she will seek the presidential nomination of the Green Party during a news conference outside the Statehouse in Boston Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Stein is proposing what she's calling a Green New Deal to end unemployment in America and jump start a recovery. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

I get that she wants to bring attention to her candidacy and her party, but taking part in eco-terrorism is probably more likely to annoy people than draw them to her message.


Now her publicity stunts may cost her.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is expected to face charges for alleged vandalism or trespassing at a North Dakota construction site.

Authorities say Stein spray painted construction equipment while protesting alongside approximately 200 people at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site on Tuesday, according to a report in the Bismarck Tribune.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said the sheriff’s department is “working up the information through the state’s attorney’s office to pursue charges” against Stein. It’s unclear whether the charges would be felonies or misdemeanors.

Several of the protesters in attendance chained themselves to equipment and in general, made nuisances of themselves.

Stein is currently polling around 3% and her Green party message just isn’t catching fire the way she’d like.

While the case is still ongoing, with no arrests made, to date, authorities are checking video and social media to get leads on all that were involved.

It’s going to be hard to campaign from a jail cell, Ms. Stein. Maybe rethink your activism when you’re a candidate for the highest office in the land?


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