Mitchell, Holmes Norton charged by man near White House

Mitchell, Holmes Norton charged by man near White House
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MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonShakespeare gets a congressional hearing in this year's 'Will on the Hill' Constitutional scholars say congressional proclamation could make DC a state Is the Constitution in the way of DC statehood? MORE (D-D.C.) were charged by a man wearing just a bra, underwear and long socks blocks from the White House on Wednesday.

The man appeared to make contact with Holmes Norton, 83, before another man grabbed the individual and pulled him away. Daily Caller reporter Henry Rodgers captured the incident and posted it on Twitter.

The incident took place on 16th Street NW, where Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) had the words "Black Lives Matter" painted.


It is not clear who the individual who rushed Mitchell and Holmes Norton was or who he was affiliated with. Other video on Wednesday appeared to show him arguing with other protesters on Washington’s streets.

Protesters have regularly gathered in the streets outside the White House since demonstrations for police reform and racial justice broke out across the United States after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A now-former police officer faces second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges for the killing of Floyd, who died after the officer kneeled on his neck as he pled for help.

A voice on the video can be heard asking “where are the police when you need them” after the man charged Holmes Norton and Mitchell.

Mitchell, 73, who has reported from war zones and hot spots during her career that has spanned more than four decades, appeared unfazed by the incident. MSNBC and Holmes Norton's office both declined comment.