Then, we find out the staffer wasn't ''knocked'' at all. She simply FAINTED while taking questions. *S*
From Talking Points Memo: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/chaffetz-breaks-utah-gop-call-delay-town-halls-violence
The Utah GOP’s letter also used sensationalist language, attributing its decision to urge lawmakers to hold tele-town halls to “angry leftist mobs” who have “displayed hostile, violent, and deliberately disruptive behavior.”
It also misrepresented a Tuesday incident at the Huntington Beach, California district office of a Republican lawmaker, claiming the local branch of progressive group Indivisible “knocked a 71-year-old staffer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher unconscious.”
As TPM previously reported, in stark contrast to Rohrabacher's incendiary statement describing a "mob" that attacked his staffer, Huntington Beach police characterized the incident as an accident. The staffer fell to the ground after accidentally hitting the 2-year-old daughter of a protester with the office door. While the staffer told police she hit her head, she did not become unconscious as a result of the fall, and instead fainted later during an interview with police. She was eventually taken to the hospital by a friend.