Gov. Sununu Calls On Sen. Hassan To Fire Intern Who Yelled Expletive At Trump

Jun 26, 2018

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

An intern working for New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan was caught on video swearing at President Donald Trump last week.

Senator Maggie Hassan's intern yelled, "Mr. President………" followed by an expletive, across the Capitol Rotunda at President Trump as his entourage entered the building.

That Hassan decided to suspend the intern, Keene State College Student Caitlin Marriott, for one week was first reported late Monday.

The video of the incident has since gone viral. Governor Sununu says he hopes Senator Hassan will decide to do what he called "the right thing."

"There would be a termination, a termination," he said. "Look, you have to lead by example. Leadership is about leading by example, staying positive bringing ideas to the table, holding yourself, your staff and those you represent to a standard that others can then emulate."

Senator Hassan's office declined to respond to Sununu's comments, or to expand upon its earlier statement describing the intern's action as "her breach of office policies regarding respectful and appropriate conduct."

Watch video of the incident posted on Twitter: