Via Daily Caller.
…The assault happened after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke finished testifying on the department’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The suspect identified himself as a reporter with American Bridge and pushed a female Interior Department communications official to the floor, chasing after Zinke, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.
Interior communications director Laura Rigas was “greatly alarmed and extremely irate that a female senior member of my DOI Communications team was physically assaulted today by a Democrat staffer from the PAC American Bridge,” she told Politico…
Police took the American Bridge operative into custody on Thursday. Police “arrested an adult male for simple assault against another individual outside room 1324 in the Longworth House Office Building,” an officer told Politico on Thursday…
American Bridge is a political action committee dedicated to “holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,” according to their website. American Bridge is known for having operatives follow Republican candidates on the campaign trail.
And the American people, apparently, have to use the police to hold liberal operatives accountable for their actions. Sigh.
Did Shep Smith report on this?
Presumably he wanted to ask Zinke a question. And while he was correctly arrested, this still makes me think of Corey Lewandowski tugging on Michelle Fields to prevent her from asking Trump a question. Didn’t like how that played out. Trump hasn’t caused this abuse of reorters/publi affairs personnel. But he’ll be attacked for the atmosphere. Vorers will pay attention.