June 26, 2018

Suspending Belief

Seemingly at the beginning of this current wave of unseemly, boorish, and downright dangerous behavior directed at President Trump and the officers of the Executive Branch, there was an incident when, prior to President Trump entered the Capitol to speak, some brash intern shouted an epithet to greet him.

After a time, the subject of the intern who allegedly shouted the "F**K YOU" epithet at the President was researched and the perp has been tracked down and identified and -- supposedly -- disciplined. Here are the particulars and contact numbers. Firstly, from the Washington Times:

..and. per the article above, here is the Senator who owns the offending little twat and her contact information.

I personally will email and phone the Senator's office and express my displeasure at the lack of propriety and manners AND CIVILITY that her employee showed. In what seemed to be the kickoff of an insidious wave of boorish and threatening behavior to the President of the United States, his cabinet and other members of his executive branch, it would seem that the suspension is hardly sufficient in gravity

The only proper resolution of this matter by the Senator would be the immediate dismissal of that ill-mannered young woman and an abject apology issued for her behavior.

I call on you all to follow suit.

UPDATE: The intern has been identified. Here's the little charmer.

Aaron Jacobs, Sen. Hassan’s communications director, said Marriott, 21, was not terminated but was only suspended for a week for her behavior. She will continue to work for the senator’s office till August.

“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,” said Jacobs in a statement. “We also facilitated contact with Capitol police.”

Reports that Marriott was not fired from her position infuriated a number of Twitter users. “How the heck does this behavior NOT get you terminated as an intern?” wrote one user, while another tweeted, “why not fired? should be..much worse than Rosanne Barr.”

Yet another Twitter user said: “Unacceptable! When you blatantly disrespect the office of the President, no matter who's occupying it, you need to go. Shame on the NH Senator!!”

After yelling the profanity, Marriott raced away from the spot, forcing the authorities to issue a “be on lookout” for the woman. However, they were soon able to identify and track her down and question her to determine if she posed a legitimate threat to the POTUS.

After establishing the fact that Marriott was a not a threat, the authorities concluded that there wasn’t much to be done in the case. Moreover, according to the sources, Marriott’s decision to heckle the president was an “impulsive” one and not something that was carefully planned.

She was among the group of interns who gathered at the venue. The interns were bantering back and forth about possibly yelling something at the president and all of them “egged” Marriott on to take the lead. That is when she came up with the insult.

Although she was not terminated, Marriott’s Capitol pass was revoked and her duties were restricted to Hassan’s office on the third floor of the Hart Senate office building.

After news of Marriott being the intern who yelled at Trump was made public, Ann Coulter took to Twitter to express her anger. “I KNEW it was going to be a girl. (Caitlin Marriott, intern for Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.) And you thought it was a good idea to give them the vote,” she wrote.

Many people took her tweet to mean she was rallying against women being given the right the vote, which made them shower the conservative social and political commentator with criticism.

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