Brandon Straka, founder of the “#WalkAway Campaign” was denied service at a New York City camera store because of his association with the campaign.
The social media movement urges Democrats to free themselves from a liberal lifestyle and the campaign shows video stories from those who decide to detach from the left-wing party.
The campaign’s aim is to “encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets,” according to their Facebook page.
Straka said in an interview on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday night that the store clerk questioned his intended use for the equipment he was hoping to purchase.
“Are you planning to use this equipment for alt-right purposes?” Straka claimed the salesperson asked him.
Straka said the clerk knew who he was from the campaign and said he could not sell anything to him because he didn’t agree with the “#WalkAway” movement.
Never having received such a negative reaction to the movement before, Straka said he began “shaking” because of the salesperson’s backlash.
“It took my breath away,” he said.
Straka also added that the store now has his personal information, which doesn’t sit well with him.
“Now I don’t know what’s going to happen next,” Straka said.
Judge Jeanine Pirro commented that Straka is experiencing the type of backlash from Democrats that numerous Republicans have faced.
Straka said that he was originally a Democrat because he was gay but realized how biased the media actually was after President Trump was elected.
“I think that if you’re a minority in America … there’s sort of this assumption that you are not wanted on the right,” Straka said.