Louisiana Congressman filmed pushing activist at D.C. news conference
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Video of Congressman Clay Higgins pushing an activist away from a Capitol news conference is gaining attention online.
Higgins defended the actions he took in the below video:
@RepClayHiggins pushing an activist for asking tough questions is supposed to be normal? pic.twitter.com/CQx6s3PCQ3
— Kristy Fogle PA-C (@kristyfoglePAC) May 17, 2023
In a statement from the congressman’s office released to KATC in Acadiana, Higgins said “Activist was a 103M. Threatening. He was escorted out and turned over to Capitol Police. Textbook.”
The activist said he was detained by D.C. Police and is accusing Higgins of assault.