A Senate staffer for Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) was recently held and robbed at gunpoint, with the suspect taking her car, purse and computer, among other valuable items.
WUSA 9 reported that the female staffer was walking down the sidewalk near the 1200 block of E Street NE around 8:20 p.m. when a person demanded she give them her car keys and purse while pointing a gun at her face.
Alabama Senator Katie Britt's staffer robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C. https://t.co/LDncyAcPjf
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Britt later issued a statement condemning the actions and thanking D.C. police for their efforts in the matter.
“We thank God that she is safe and sound after this terrifying incident, and we’re grateful to the Capitol Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department officers who quickly and professionally responded to the scene,” the Alabama congresswoman said.
“It is infuriating and completely unacceptable that an American who is on Capitol Hill to serve her country cannot safely walk the streets of Washington, D.C. at 8:30 p.m. because of the out-of-control crime in this city,” Britt added before citing crime statistics.
“Local elected officials in the District of Columbia have the responsibility not just to their citizens, but to the country, to step up and get a hold of the crime crisis ravaging the streets of our nation’s capital,” she concluded.
This instance is one of many that have occurred in Washington, D.C., where criminals are robbing members of Congress and their staffers.
Recently, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was carjacked when “3 armed assailants approached the Congressman and stole his vehicle,” his staff recalled.
In June 2023, a staffer for Rep. Brian Finstad (R-MN) was violently attacked by two men while traveling home from the annual Congressional Baseball Game. One of the assailants was carrying a gun but the staffer was thankfully able to escape after sustaining cuts and bruises, according to the Post Millennial.
Notably, in 2020, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his wife were attacked upon leaving the Republican National Convention held at the White House by then-President Donald Trump. The officer escorting the Kentucky congressman and his wife was attacked, too, with one of the assailants punching him in the face.