Capitol police attack pregnant reporter to shield senators from answering questions on state of emergency: report
Capitol Police "protecting" senators from answering questions from journalists (Twitter)

Capitol Police officers reportedly battered multiple journalists on Thursday to protect senators from being asked questions about President Donald Trump's plan to declare a state of emergency for his border wall.


BuzzFeed News congressional reporter Paul McLeod was documenting answers from Republican senators when the incident occurred.

The reaction from Capitol Police was described as "not normal."

Six minutes later, things escalated with violence against NBC News congressional reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell and an unidentified pregnant journalist.

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

MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt slammed Capitol Police, saying their actions were "not acceptable."

Caldwell seemingly confirmed the incident by retweeting McLeod's account.

[caption id="attachment_1447310" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Screengrab of retweets from NBC Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell[/caption]