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Hassan Defends F-Bomb Intern, Attacks President Trump
Inside Sources ^ | June 27, 2018 | Michael Graham

Posted on 06/30/2018 3:15:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Despite mounting pressure from Granite State political leaders, Sen. Maggie Hassan is defending her decision to keep intern Caitlin Marriott on the job and instead used the intern’s profane attack on the president as an opportunity to attack Donald Trump.

Calls for Marriott’s firing began as soon as news broke that the person who shouted “Mr. President, F— you!” at the Commander-in-Chief as he walked through the Capitol building was an intern in Hassan’s DC office. Instead, Hassan has suspended the intern for a week and had her ID badge revoked, and she defended her decision by pointing to the behavior of the president.

“I think it’s really important to understand that this behavior shouldn’t be equated with the president’s destructive and divisive actions, like ripping health care away from people by failing to protect pre-existing conditions; going out, gutting the ACA; like separating children from their parents at our southern border,” Hassan said in an interview with the Washington Post.

When asked how should would respond to complaints that the punishment for a student intern shouting profanity at the President of the United States should be more severe, Hassan replied: “I would point them to the fact that she has been held accountable for her actions that she took full responsibility for and that’s an example I wish our president would [follow].”

Turning the intern incident into an attack on Trump appears to be a page from the Democratic Party’s playbook. NH Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley also responded to requests for comment about Marriott’s attack by commenting on Trump.

“Between their heartless attempts to kick millions off of health insurance to Trump’s racist policy of locking up children in cages, it is the Republican Party that has created a culture of hate,” Buckley said.

New Hampshire Republicans from Governor Chris Sununu to the grassroots GOP have called out Hassan for her decision to keep the intern on the job.

“I wouldn’t tolerate it in my office,” Sununu said of the incident. “There would be a termination.”

The NHGOP launched a social media push to get voters to call Hassan’s office and demand the intern be fired.

NHGOP Party Chair Jeanie Forrester released a statement:

“The revelation that it was indeed Senator Maggie Hassan’s intern who shouted an obscenity at our President in the Capitol Rotunda should disgust, anger, and embarrass Granite Staters. But, alas, it should not be a surprise. Just this week, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Watters encouraged violent protest, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was thrown out of a Virginia restaurant just for working for the Trump administration. Democrats are showing they don’t want to work with anyone to solve our nation’s biggest challenges. They would rather obstruct and point fingers. Senator Hassan owes it to her constituents, to the U.S. Senate, to the Office of the President, and to future interns to send the right message.”

Sen. Hassan’s spokesperson Aaron Jacobs responded to requests about guidance given to her interns by citing a statement given to them when they begin their service: “Use proper language and exhibit appropriate behavior at all times.”

When they don’t, the punishment is not termination–at least, if they’re directing that improper behavior at the president.


TOPICS: New Hampshire; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: disrespect; hassan; newhampshire; trump
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1 posted on 06/30/2018 3:15:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commie scum act like commie scum, what a surprise


2 posted on 06/30/2018 3:17:14 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IOW the intern “vas just following orders!”


3 posted on 06/30/2018 3:19:36 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is deeply, deeply offended by any of Trump’s tweets.

But the intern?? What’s the fuss about dropping a few f-bombs on the president??


4 posted on 06/30/2018 3:21:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Had an intern for a GOP senator done the same to Obama, the media would still be talking about it.


5 posted on 06/30/2018 3:22:27 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so
mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”
- George Washington -


6 posted on 06/30/2018 3:22:50 PM PDT by donna (Question for protesters: If families are so important, why are you living in sin?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Loves her some ignorant pig


7 posted on 06/30/2018 3:23:18 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Total genetic Democrat, wow!


8 posted on 06/30/2018 3:23:23 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief! Is that the best pic of her they have?


9 posted on 06/30/2018 3:23:40 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She hasn’t taken full responsability. She has lost nothing. She is elevated as a hero.


10 posted on 06/30/2018 3:24:21 PM PDT by TalBlack (It's hard to shoot people when they are shooting back at you...)
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To: arkfreepdom

i didnt want to look at any libs fugly face right now or anytime...


11 posted on 06/30/2018 3:25:14 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Arm_Bears

They would be in jail with some trumped up charge and ruined for life


12 posted on 06/30/2018 3:26:46 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““I think it’s really important to understand that this behavior shouldn’t be equated with the president’s destructive and divisive actions, like ripping health care away from people by failing to protect pre-existing conditions; going out, gutting the ACA; like separating children from their parents at our southern border,” Hassan said in an interview with the Washington Post. “


So that’s what bad old Trump did.

When Truman dropped 2 bombs that killed approx. 250,000 people in a couple of weeks The Demas didn’t even bat an eye.

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13 posted on 06/30/2018 3:27:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They need to Red Hen/Blue Phoenix Cafe this old hippy of a congresswoman to make her learn a valuable lesson.


14 posted on 06/30/2018 3:32:21 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Mears

Why give her clearance back?


15 posted on 06/30/2018 3:33:30 PM PDT by Kozy (new age haruspex; "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj

Caitlyn is a “cutter”

Look it up


16 posted on 06/30/2018 3:34:24 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Committee to Re-Elect the President ( CREEP ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zero class or decency among modern Dems.


17 posted on 06/30/2018 3:34:27 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turn about is fair play, dear.

You reap what you sow. Don’t squeal when the same comes back at you.


18 posted on 06/30/2018 3:35:11 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: campaignPete R-CT

This
Needs a psych eval and therapy
Not a capitol hill job and clearance


19 posted on 06/30/2018 3:36:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: Kozy

Congressmen pretty much give clearance to their own staff. It’s a joke, as witnessed by the Awan IT scandal.


20 posted on 06/30/2018 3:45:11 PM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM! for sure!)
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