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Capitol police attack pregnant reporter to shield senators from answering questions on state of emergency: report

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

Screengrab of retweets from NBC Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell


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