Democratic lawmakers sent messages of support for staff members who were arrested in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office Monday.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) expressed support for members of their staff Monday, just hours after six House staffers were arrested for protesting in Schumer’s office. Two of Khanna’s staffers were among those arrested, along with a staffer for Omar. Omar herself was arrested last week as part of a planned “civil disobedience” protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“I’m not just supportive of the staff who protested for climate action today, including my own. I’m proud. Damn proud,” Omar tweeted Monday evening, including a link to the Axios article that broke the story.
I’m not just supportive of the staff who protested