Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein was escorted off the Hofstra University campus Monday afternoon ahead of the presidential debate. Stein was asked to leave after her scheduled media interviews after being told she did not have the credentials to be there.
Stein told CNN that she was on campus to do a string of press interviews. The Green Party nominee was told to leave after her interview with MSNBC.
After the incident, Stein tweeted: “”We were on our way to an interview with @MSNBC when we were stopped by Hofstra security and Nassau County police just now. #debatenight.”
CNN was told by the Nassau County Police Department that Stein did not provide the proper credentials and was asked to leave as a result. She was then escorted off campus.
In an earlier interview, Stein told MSNBC that would she would attempt to get on the debate stage even though she did not meet the requirements to participate.
Both Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson were unable to take part in the first presidential debate because they did not qualify. Candidates must make 15% of the polling threshold in several national polls in order to qualify. According to the commission, Stein had a polling average of 3.2%, while Johnson had an average of 8.4%.