Rep. Angie Craig, a Democrat who represents Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, was assaulted this morning in the elevator of her apartment building in Washington, D.C. Her chief of staff, Nick Coe, released the following statement:
“This morning around 7:15 a.m., Rep. Craig was assaulted in the elevator of her apartment building in Washington DC. Rep. Craig defended herself from the attacker and suffered bruising, but is otherwise physically okay.
Rep. Craig called 9-1-1 and the assailant fled the scene of the assault.
There is no evidence that the incident was politically motivated.
Rep. Craig is grateful to the DC Metropolitan Police Department for their quick response and asks for privacy at this time.”
Craig was spotted on Capitol Hill earlier today before news of the assault broke, telling reporters she was “having a bad morning.” Fellow Democrat Amy Klobuchar took to Twitter to praise Craig for returning to work so soon after the incident.
To give you a sense of how strong @AngieCraigMN is, she went straight to the Hill this morning and attended a meeting in the Senate with the Governor and me and several members of our delegation about legislation for the people of her district.
No one messes with Angie. https://t.co/D7TizOeTQ9
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 9, 2023
Craig is serving her third term in Congress. According to her official website, she was recently “selected by House Leadership as one of 12 House Democrats to serve on the Regional Leadership Council, a new arm of House leadership that will represent the House of Representatives to the White House to ensure effective implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the bipartisan Safer Communities Act.”
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