A Capitol Hill intern who yelled, “Mr. President, fuck you!” during President Trump’s visit to the Capitol Rotunda last Tuesday has been suspended but not fired from her position.
The intern, who works in Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)’s office, has reportedly been identified as 21-year-old Caitlin Marriott, Fox News reported.
After the intern’s outburst, congressional authorities spoke with Marriott to determine if she was a threat, then decided not to take any further action.
Fox News reported that Marriott will remain in her position through August but will be limited to performing her duties at Hassan’s third-floor office in the Hart Senate Building.
A spokesperson for Hassan’s office confirmed that instead of being fired, the intern received a one-week suspension and lost her congressional intern ID badge allowing her access to the Capitol.
Hassan’s spokesman, Aaron Jacobs, said:
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.
That’s it? She was suspended? Not even fired? If the tables were turned and a Republican intern had yelled this at Obama, you can bet your butt that he’d have demanded – and received – her head on a platter. Unbelievable.