A female staffer serving in the Trump administration was assaulted on Capitol Hill Thursday by a Democratic operative, and Capitol Police just released a portion of their report on the incident.
Heather Swift, press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, was leaving a meeting with the House Committee on Natural Resources when she was assaulted by American Bridge staffer, Wilfred “Mike” Stark.
Stark reportedly pushed Swift violently while lunging toward her boss, Zinke. Swift attempted to fend off Stark but was unable to.
Stark has a history of violent behavior and arrest. Last October, he was taken to the ground by police and arrested while tracking Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.
The report details that Swift was pushed by Stark violently and he “used his full body to push” Swift as she tried to leave the room, according to the AP. The police report charges Stark with simple assault.
Swift told The Daily Caller in an exclusive statement that the American Bridge staffer was much bigger than her and acted like a “lunatic.”
First of all I want to thank the Capitol Police for their quick action and professionalism.
It happened so fast. It was terrifying and I still can’t believe it happened. He is a big guy. He came up behind me fast, aggressive and very physical. Who knows what this lunatic was thinking?
Since joining the Trump Administration I’ve received harassing and threatening tweets, emails, phone calls, and letters (to include death threats) but being physically targeted and assaulted brings it to another level. This violent action only strengthens my desire to serve my president and my country.
Democrats claim to support women but they allow their operatives to assault women. They need to immediately denounce this type of violent behavior.
Interior communications director Laura Rigas says she is “extremely irate” that a female member of the Department of the Interior “was physically assaulted today by a Democrat staffer from the PAC American Bridge.”
American Bridge did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.