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Rep. Joe Walsh: Occupy protesters left ‘vomit on the carpet’

C.J. Ciaramella Contributor
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A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement vomited on the carpet of a Republican congressman’s Washington, D.C. office Tuesday, according to the representative’s office.

Protesters flooded the offices of many Capitol Hill legislators Tuesday as part of a “Take Back the Capitol” day of action to demand more jobs legislation and protest income equality. Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said one protester left more than just his grievances behind.

“My office was invaded by the Occupy Protesters today & all I saw were $1000 laptops & vomit on the carpet. Thank God for #febreze,” Walsh tweeted Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Rep. Walsh confirmed the tummy troubles.

“Someone did vomit on the carpet in our lobby,” the spokesperson said. “There were about 20 protesters for about roughly six hours.”

The spokesperson said the congressman did meet with one protester who was a constituent of Walsh’s district.

Walsh, a freshman representative elected in 2010, has had no kind words for the Occupy movement. In the past he has called the protesters “generally spoiled, pampered, unfocused, clueless young people and a smattering of other people who don’t understand this country and are advocating anti-American solutions.”

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