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Capitol Police ‘Shove’ Pregnant Reporter To Shield Lawmakers From Questions On Trump’s National Emergency

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Capitol Police ‘Shove’ Pregnant Reporter To Shield Lawmakers From Questions On Trump’s National Emergency




Capitol Police officers reportedly got physical with several Capitol Hill reporters on Thursday in what was described as a “very odd security setup” to protect senators from being asked questions about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to secure funds to build his border wall.

BuzzFeed News congressional reporter Paul McLeod was the first to report on the altercation.




McLeod described the Capitol Police’s attempt to shield senators from reporters as “not normal.”

Roughly six minutes later, he tweeted that police had used physical violence against NBC News congressional reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell and an unidentified pregnant journalist.

Caldwell seemingly confirmed McLeod’s account of the incident by retweeting McLeod’s tweets describing the altercation.

Paul Kane, a congressional reporter for The Washington Post, also reported on the “very odd security setup.”




MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt denounced the Capitol Police’s actions as “not acceptable.”





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