At Least 6 Congressional Staffers Arrested After Sit-In at Schumer’s Office

17 staffers from various offices occupied Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office with large banners, apparently hoping to pressure him to pressure Manchin to continue pursuing climate negotiations.

The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz was live tweeting from the scene, where the staffers held signs and sang together. The sit-in follows a letter signed anonymously by more than 200 staffers demanding climate legislation.

Advertisement

All 17 were removed after about a half hour without ever seeing or speaking to Schumer. They included Aria Kovalovich, a professional staff member for the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, and Saul Levin, a policy adviser for Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO).

According to Capitol Police, six staffers were arrested after refusing to leave the office.

As they were being led away, one staffer commented, “Guess Chuck really didn’t want to talk about climate today.”

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS:
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
8 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Fed Up
Fed Up
21 days ago

Who do these people think they are. They are unelected paid staffers – not lawmakers. They have no authority from anyone to do anything but their staff duties. They should all be fired immediately!

Tom, of Texas
Tom, of Texas
21 days ago

How childish. Those idiots need to be fired, then incarcerated like the 6Jan political prisoners kept by the BidenStapo.

Jim
Jim
21 days ago

Another dog and pony show……

MarkJ
MarkJ
20 days ago

I hope these staffers enjoyed their little stunt. Odds are many of them will be unemployed next January.

DennisBAnderson
20 days ago

Put a stop to food stamps and welfare. These people would have to get a job.No more singing songs and carrying signs.

Wanda
Wanda
20 days ago

The protesters were staff, not unemployed.

Charles
Charles
20 days ago

Theatrical nonsense.They need their pay docked!

Nancyp
Nancyp
19 days ago

Another leftist insurrection

8
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x