Intern who cursed Trump at Capitol rotunda outed, but did not lose job. Ask her Senator-boss to explain.

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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.

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.

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.

(Image: Maggie Hassan/Flickr)

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.

“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.

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