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Politico’s co-congressional bureau chief pitched a hissy fit and publicly shamed a Gold Star family for not wearing face masks during a tour of the U.S. Capitol building.
Heather Caygle stalked the family of fallen Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee, one of the 13 Americans who were killed in a Muslim terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. They were being given a tour of Statuary Hall by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).
The left-wing journalist snapped a photograph of the group and posted it on social media.
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“Masks requirement in the House. Tours not allowed. Yet here we are — group of 9, only 2 in masks,” Caygle tattled on Twitter.
The backlash was severe.
“Tell me you’re a terrible human being without telling me you’re a terrible human being,” Donald Trump, Jr., wrote on Twitter.
“A reporter picking on a Gold Star family for being maskless in a WIDE EMPTY space is precisely why people despise the media. They’re vultures,” Erielle Davidson of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America similarly tweeted.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) called out Caygle’s silence over a reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had also been spotted without a face mask.
“On Tuesday, @SpeakerPelosi was hugging and shaking hands with over a dozen people without a mask. Not a word was reported from this journalist who is now smearing a Gold Star Family on a Capitol tour so far away she had to zoom in,” Banks wrote.
Caygle fired back that just because a loved one was blown up defending America is no reason to get special treatment.
“How does that exempt them from wearing a mask?” Caygle asked.
Masks requirement in the House— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) September 30, 2021
Tours not allowed
Yet here we are — group of 9, only 2 in masks pic.twitter.com/zsdwCoFPSG