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Intern for Dem senator suspended for shouting ‘f— you’ at Trump

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An intern for Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan (N.H.) was suspended for a week for shouting an expletive at President Trump while he visited the Capitol last week.

The intern will have restricted access to the Capitol moving forward, Aaron Jacobs, Hassan’s communications director, told The Hill in a statement.

{mosads}“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,” Jacobs said.

Hassan’s office did not immediately respond to a request to identify the intern, but multiple media reports indicate her name is Caitlin Marriott.

NBC reporter Frank Thorp captured video of Trump walking through the halls of the Capitol last week, when Marriott could be heard shouting in the background.

“Mr. President, f— you,” she shouted.

The president was en route to a meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss immigration at the time. 

The intern’s suspension comes amid a fresh debate over civility in politics following backlash to the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant families at the border.

In separate instances last week, protesters confronted White House aide Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while they dined at Mexican restaurants in Washington, D.C.

A Virginia restaurant owner over the weekend threw fuel on the fire when it refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, citing her support for Trump’s policies.

Rep. Maxine Water (D-Calif.) then drew criticism when she encouraged her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public places. She has defended the comments, noting that she did not call for violence and that the president himself has threatened individuals during rallies and mocked his opponents.

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