Kathleen Staunton, a 71 year old staffer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, was hospitalized after a scuffle at the Huntington Beach office. As she was trying to leave, the door was yanked open in front of her, causing her to trip, hit her head and fall unconscious.
Rohrabacher commented that he was “outraged beyond words that protestors who mobbed my Huntington Beach office violently knocked down my faithful district director, causing her to be hospitalized. And, yes, deliberate or not, the incident came as a part of a mob action that not only intimidates but coerces. Though the protestors think themselves as idealists, they engaged in political thuggery, pure and simple.”
The police made no arrests after this incident.
“When Megan Blash and her 2-year-old daughter, Lola, arrived at Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s office to hand deliver a Valentine’s Day card, they were met with a shut and locked door,” the group said in a statement.
“Rep. Rohrabacher’s disdain for visiting constituents led to Lola sliding her card under his door, which led to a staffer accidentally opening the door on Lola’s head and the following so-called ‘tussle,” they continued.