A scuffle between a staffer at Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office in Huntington Beach and activists ended up with a 2-year-old girl being knocked on the head and the congressman's 71-year-old district director being taken to the hospital after she was knocked to the ground.
Yesterday about 100 constituents got together on the street and sent a group of a dozen people to Rohrabacher's office.
They delivered Valentine's Day cards asking him to hold a town hall meeting.
Rohrabacher's office was locked, so the group started shoving the cards under his door. The 2-year-old daughter of Megan Blash from Huntington Beach was adding a card when the door opened and hit her on the head.
She cried and was comforted, but did not appear injured.
Come on Megan Blash! What are you doing bringing your 2-year-old daughter to this nonsense?
Then one of the members started tugging on the door while the woman on the other side, 71-year-old district director Kathleen Staunton, tried to close it.
A male activist yanked the door open, causing Staunton to fall.
She later fell unconscious and was taken to the hospital by paramedics.
Rep. Rohrabacher had harsh words for the protesters:
“Deliberate or not, the incident came as part of a mob action that not only intimidates but coerces. Though protesters think of themselves as idealists, they engaged in political thuggery, pure and simple.”