On Tuesday, pro-Trump Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took to the House floor on a point of personal privilege to make known that a high-level Democrat staffer had defaced signs outside of her office building.
The culprit is Tim Hysom, the chief of staff to Democrat Rep. Auchincloss (D-MA). Greene accused the staffer of “targeting” and “harassing” her.
“This isn’t a low-level staffer, this isn’t an intern. This is a chief of staff that’s had quite a career here working in this institution that knows better,” Greene concluded.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 21, 2022
According to Just The News:
Officials told Just the News that Greene was informed last month that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., which has been the lead prosecutor on Jan. 6 crimes, declined prosecution because it did not believe a federal judge would allow the case to proceed.
Hysom did not immediately return an email seeking comment Monday, but Auchincloss’ spokesperson sent Just the News a statement confirming the defacing had occurred but insisting that treating it as a crime was “ridiculous.”
Spokesman Matt Corridoni said the real victims were people forced to read Greene’s posters that stated there are only two genders – male and female – calling the message “bullying.”
“While Members of Congress have great latitude in what they do on the inside of their office, they do not own the exterior walls of their office,” Corridoni said. “Regulations published by the House Buildings Commission prohibit ‘posters’ from being posted in the hallways outside of Members’ House offices in the House Office Buildings. Adhering a sticker – to a poster that shouldn’t be there in the first place – is hardly a federal crime.