Nevada GOP Chairman Shares Video of Protesters Heckling Elizabeth Warren at Airport: 'Welcome to Reno!'

The chairman of the Nevada Republican Party has shared a video of protesters without permits heckling Elizabeth Warren, calling on her to stop the impeachment of President Donald Trump as she arrived at a local airport.

Michael J. McDonald, the Nevada GOP chairman, also told the Democratic 2020 primary candidate that Reno, Nevada, was "@teamtrump country" before linking to a fundraiser website selling "Impeach This" T-shirt merchandise.

Reno Tahoe Airport authorities said the pro-Trump activists heckling Warren on her arrival did not have a permit to protest and violated the airport's policies.

In the video of protesters shared by Michael J. McDonald and the Nevada GOP's social media accounts, the small group of activists can be heard shouting "don't impeach" and "stop impeachment" at Warren.

Others told the senator to "go home" and called her "Pocahontas," an insult often used by Trump himself to belittle Warren over her claim of having Native American heritage.

The Massachusetts senator simply waved at the protesters holding Trump/Pence placards and wearing MAGA hats as she made her way through the airport with her staffers. One passerby can be heard yelling: "Go Warren! Woo!"

After Warren and staffers were in their vehicle outside the airport, a security officer arrived and tolds protesters to "break it up."

Welcome to Reno ⁦@ewarren⁩! This is @teamtrump country!!@realdonaldtrump

— Michael J. McDonald - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@McDonaldNV) October 2, 2019

The Democratic 2020 primary candidate and her team were in the area for a Carson City town hall event yesterday, according to her campaign website.

"Welcome to Reno @ewarren!" Nevada GOP chairman McDonald said on Twitter. "This is @teamtrump country!!"

The official Nevada GOP account also shared the protest video with a link to the "Impeach This" T-shirts loosely depicting the 2016 presidential election results map. The website says sales of the T-shirts go towards the coffers of the Nevada Republic Party and Donald J. Trump for President Inc.

"Nevadans greeted @ewarren in Reno and let them know exactly how they feel about the Democrats' despicable attempt to impeach @realDonaldTrump and undo the 2016 election," the Nevada GOP said.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Reno-Tahoe Airport apologized to Warren over the heckling protesters, saying they were "in violation of airport policies."

Airport authorities added: "Airport Police weren't given prior notice of the arrival. Protestors didn't follow the permit process & the airport's attorney will be investigating the incident."

Newsweek has contacted the Nevada Republican Party for comment on the protest and the airport's claim that activists did not obtain a permit. It has also been asked to clarify whether or not McDonald was at the protest.

Hillary Clinton won the state of Nevada in the 2016 presidential election, narrowly beating Trump with 47.9 percent of the popular vote. Washoe County, the home of Reno, voted 46.4 percent for Clinton and 45.1 percent for Trump.

Democrat Jacky Rosen also took a Senate seat from Nevada Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.