A Democratic Senate intern who cursed at President Trump has been identified but not fired for her outburst across the Capitol rotunda.
The 21-year-old, identified as Caitlin Marriott, was not terminated but will continue to work in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. through August, Fox News reported.
Per our intern, who was standing there, the woman who yelled “Mr. President, F–k you!!” was a congressional intern.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 19, 2018
Marriott and other interns were gathered behind a line of Capitol Police officers and Secret Service agents on the Senate side of the Capitol Rotunda last week before the president’s arrival. Marriott shouted, “Mr. President, f— you!” as Trump walked in on his way to the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Congressional intern who yelled “Mr President, f&*k you!” at Trump last wk across the Rotunda identified. 21 yr old Caitlin Marriott. Works for Dem NH Sen Maggie Hassan. Not terminated. Suspended for a wk. Loses CapHill pass. Restricted to working in Hassan’s office in Hart
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 26, 2018
The intern’s decision was “impulsive,” and came about as she was “egged on” by other interns who were discussing potentially shouting something at the president, Fox News reported.
U.S. Capitol Police placed a “be on the lookout” over their radios after the intern allegedly took off from where she shouted. Congressional authorities identified Marriott and, after speaking with her, determined she didn’t pose a threat to the president.
Besides a week-long suspension and having her duties restricted to Hassan’s office on the third floor of the Hart Senate office building, Marriott faced no other consequences.
Intern who yelled “F—k you!” to Pres Trump ID’ed as Caitlin Marriott, works for @SenatorHassan.
Per spox, “in response to her breach of office policies regarding respectful & appropriate conduct” she’s:
-Suspended 1 week
-Congressional badge revoked
-Still working in Hart office https://t.co/NAtn4Yr7u1
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) June 26, 2018
“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. We also facilitated contact with Capitol Police,” Hassan’s spokesman, Aaron Jacobs, said.
For many, it seemed the consequences were not enough.
I don’t see a statement of condemnation on her Twitter account either. When I was a Senate intern this would not have been tolerated. I’d have been given a bus ticket home. All staffers/interns represent the Senator’s constituents.
— Lisa B. (@politeracy) June 26, 2018
Is being suspended truly a punishment for this young woman’s vulgar behavior? https://t.co/RO7pFFXS1j She should make a full public apology and then be sent home. Shame is still quite powerful.
— my house (@2dechat) June 26, 2018
Was this intern on the job when this happened? Additionally, what is the code of conduct for these employees?
— Joe Alvarado (@jalvarado2) June 26, 2018
Sen. Hassan as a former NH resident, I am appalled you do not take action on an intern who is there to learn appropriate discourse in the Halls of Congress. Send her home. Lesson to be learned.
— Carol Cook (@CarolCo63740772) June 26, 2018
IMHO it isn’t enough. She should be forced into a public apology for her vulgar behavior. Who does she think she is?
— my house (@2dechat) June 26, 2018
What has happened to the democrat party of JFK? These days the DNC resembles the Khmer Rouge.
— Regular Joe (@RegularJoe2016) June 26, 2018
I find the #DemocraticINTERN‘S yelling a nasty explative at POTUS to be despicable! Her lack of decorum and class speaks volumes for the Democratic party and how these interns are trained!
— Vickie J Riggins (@VickieJRigigns) June 26, 2018
How the heck does this behavior NOT get you terminated as an intern?
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) June 26, 2018
Any intern who would shout that out period should be fired
— Dennis Hamlet (@Dennis_Hamlet) June 26, 2018
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