Capitol Hill Reporter Digs Herself a Hole After Trying to Mask Shame Family of Marine Killed In Kabul

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021 12:25 PM
Capitol Hill Reporter Digs Herself a Hole After Trying to Mask Shame Family of Marine Killed In Kabul

Source: Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps via AP

Some reporters on Capitol Hill felt the need to mask shame what they thought was a run-of-the-mill tour being given by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) on Thursday since a few in the group were not wearing masks. 

As it turns out, McClintock was not escorting a random group of people. The California congressman was giving a tour of the Capitol building to the family of Sgt. Nicole Gee, who was one of the Marines killed in a terrorist attack during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. A total of 13 U.S. service members were killed in the attack, with over a hundred Afghans also being killed. 

The family was also on official business since they were meeting with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). 

Despite being called out for their tattle-telling, Politico's Heather Caygle continued her mask crusade even though members of Congress don't always follow the rule

In response to the tweets about the Gold Star family, McClintock told Townhall, "Res ipsa loquitur," which is Latin for "the thing speaks for itself."