Security at debate didn’t realize John Hickenlooper was a candidate

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) speaks at the United States Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas – RC1866C8A6A0

I’m with security on this one. Who?

As Hickenlooper, who is participating in Thursday night’s debate, attempted to go inside the hall to take questions from reporters, a security guard stopped him after mistaking him for a member of the press.

“Are you here to pick up press credentials?” the security guard asked, according to NPR’s Scott Detrow.

“I’m a candidate,” Hickenlooper replied.