Protesters struggling to open a locked door caused a 71-year-old staffer of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to fall and hit her head, sending her to the hospital. Kathleen Staunton opened then tried to close an offcice door which had been locked. A protester then jerked the door, causing Staunton to fall backward onto the floor. Rohrabacher was fuming.
“Deliberate or not, the incident came as part of a mob action that not only intimidates but coerces,” he said in a press release. “Though protesters think of themselves as idealists, they engaged in political thuggery, pure and simple.”
Paid activists are organizing protesters to intimidate Republican congressmen into not repealing Obamacare. Rohrabacher has not scheduled a town hall meeting, but a group called Indivisible is sending throngs to congressional offices anyway. The Huntington Beach representative is in a building with several offices, so the protesters disrupt businesses that have nothing to do with Rohrabacher. Indivisible bills itself as a “resist Trump movement.”
One protester brought along a 2-year-old girl, who was knocked in the head but not injured by a door. Indivisible members were attempting to shove cards under the congressman’s locked door.