A Democrat protest at a GOP House member’s office left one of the female staffers knocked unconscious. The woman, the 71-year-old district director for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), lost consciousness for a time after a scuffle with a protestor outside his office.
Members of a professional protest group called Indivisible have organized to stake out the offices of Republican members of Congress.
A tussle between a staffer at Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s Huntington Beach office and activists on Tuesday resulted in a 2-year-old girl being knocked in the head by a door and the congressman’s 71-year-old district director being transported to a local hospital after falling to the ground.
Just before the early-afternoon incident, about 100 constituents gathered on the street and sent a group of about a dozen to Republican Rohrabacher’s third floor office to deliver Valentine’s Day cards asking the congressman to hold a town hall meeting. The strategy also was used at at least two other Orange County Congress members’ local offices Monday and Tuesday.
Finding the office doors locked, the activists shoved the cards under the door. The 2-year-old daughter of Megan Blash of Huntington Beach was adding a card when the door opened suddenly and the girl, who was bending over, was hit on the head. She began crying but was comforted by her mother and did not appear injured.
At least one of the activists then began tugging at the door while the woman on the other side, district director Kathleen Staunton, tried to close it. A male activist then grabbed the door and forcefully pulled it open. That caused Staunton, who was pulling from the other side, to fall.
She was then helped to her feet and returned inside the office, while the door was closed and locked.
Rohrabacher spokesman Ken Grubbs said Staunton later fell unconscious and was transported to a local hospital by paramedics.
But Rohrabacher harshly condemned the activists.
“Deliberate or not, the incident came as part of a mob action that not only intimidates but coerces,” he said in a statement. “Though protesters think of themselves as idealists, they engaged in political thuggery, pure and simple.”
A large majority of those on hand were women, many of them senior citizens. They had planned to send people to Rohrabacher’s office in groups of 10 to avoid congesting the building’s hallways, although police asked all activists to leave after the tussle.
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H/T: The Gateway Pundit