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.
Right now: 17 congressional staffers are sitting in at Chuck Schumer’s office in the Senate, demanding that he reopen climate negotiations. pic.twitter.com/cVxDHgrwdu
— Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz) July 25, 2022
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.”
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!
How childish. Those idiots need to be fired, then incarcerated like the 6Jan political prisoners kept by the BidenStapo.
Another dog and pony show……
I hope these staffers enjoyed their little stunt. Odds are many of them will be unemployed next January.
Put a stop to food stamps and welfare. These people would have to get a job.No more singing songs and carrying signs.
The protesters were staff, not unemployed.
Theatrical nonsense.They need their pay docked!
Another leftist insurrection