JUST IN: A male Democratic operative was arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday for assaulting a female official in Donald Trump’s administration.
The Daily Caller reported that the assault occurred immediately after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources about his department’s 2019 budget proposal. The suspect said he was a reporter with American Bridge, and he pushed female Interior Department communications official to the floor before chasing after Zinke.
Interior communications director Laura Rigas told reporters that she 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.”
Interior officials filed a police report that has not yet been processed, and it will only be released to the public seven to ten days after the processing takes place.
“We are appalled to hear of the events following yesterday’s hearing where a member of Secretary Zinke’s staff was victim to an assault,” said committee spokeswoman Katie Schoettler. “These actions are reprehensible and have no place in this body. We thank the U.S. Capitol Police for their quick response and professionalism. The USCP is now handling the matter.”
A Capitol Hill police officer said that law enforcement “arrested an adult male for simple assault against another individual outside room 1324 in the Longworth House Office Building. The suspect was transported to USCP Headquarters for processing.”
American Bridge is a political action committee that is partially funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. The PAC’s website states that it is dedicated to “holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions.”
Founded in 2010 by operative David Brock, American Bridge has been described as an “opposition research hub of the Democratic fundraising apparatus.”
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