A Congressional intern who yelled a profane greeting at President Donald Trump in the Capitol last week has been identified as an intern for Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), the lawmaker’s spokesman told The Hill on Monday.
“We are aware of the situation and have taken disciplinary action, including a one-week suspension and revoking her Congressional intern ID badge (thereby restricting her access to the Capitol), in response to her breach of office policies regarding respectful and appropriate conduct,” Aaron Jacobs, Hassan’s director of communications, told the outlet. “We also facilitated contact with Capitol Police.”
A widely circulated video showed Trump walking near the Capitol Rotunda to meet with GOP lawmakers about proposed immigration legislation last week. Right before the president walks into the frame, however, a woman can be heard screaming: “Mr. President, fuck you!”
Several members of the Trump administration have been faced with angry members of the public in recent days. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by activists chanting “shame” in a Mexican restaurant last week, and Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s apartment building has become a regular target of protestors.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was also politely asked to leave a farm-to-table restaurant in Virginia over the weekend, prompting a bevy of outrage and support on both sides of the aisle.
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