The not so civil war between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill took a new turn this year with a previously undisclosed investigation into the serial defacing of a poster outside the Longworth House Office Building office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) that declared there are only two genders, male and female. A total of seven complaints were received by Capitol Police of the poster being defaced.
Page from arrest warrant affidavit has screen images from security video outside office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene showing alleged suspect Timothy Hysom defacing poster.
File screen image shows two genders sign put up last year by Rep. Greene.
Capitol Police installed a security camera that caught a suspect putting stickers bearing religious sayings on the poster and were able to determine the alleged suspect was the chief of staff for Democrat Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA), Timothy Hysom, 51, who previously worked for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Capitol Police issued an arrest warrant for Hysom, but the Biden admin controlled U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia refused to prosecute Hysom.
The story was broken Monday by John Solomon at Just the News.
Greene quickly responded, saying, “I’m not your typical victim, @RepAuchincloss @RepAdamSchiff. More to come…”
More to come… https://t.co/pumIcHLrqn
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 20, 2022
…Officials told Just the News that Greene was informed last month that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., which has been the lead prosecutor on Jan. 6 crimes, declined prosecution because it did not believe a federal judge would allow the case to proceed.
Greene declined comment Monday, saying she would be making a statement Tuesday.
Hysom did not immediately return an email seeking comment Monday, but Auchincloss’ spokesperson sent Just the News a statement confirming the defacing had occurred but insisting that treating it as a crime was “ridiculous.”
Spokesman Matt Corridoni said the real victims were people forced to read Greene’s posters that stated there are only two genders – male and female – calling the message “bullying.”
“While Members of Congress have great latitude in what they do on the inside of their office, they do not own the exterior walls of their office,” Corridoni said. “Regulations published by the House Buildings Commission prohibit ‘posters’ from being posted in the hallways outside of Members’ House offices in the House Office Buildings. Adhering a sticker – to a poster that shouldn’t be there in the first place – is hardly a federal crime.
“What Tim did was to adhere a series of stickers to foul, mean spirited, bullying posters outside the Congresswoman’s office. These stickers were never threatening and always respectful.
“It is certainly not part of a ‘Members’ Representational Duties’ to print signs – at taxpayers’ expense – whose sole purpose is to bully and intimidate the Member across the hall from you,” he added. “While the Capitol Police were obligated to pass along Rep. Greene’s accusation of ‘destruction of public property’ to the U.S. Attorney’s office, they have set aside the charges and have declined to prosecute such a ridiculous accusation.”
The U.S. Capitol Police arrest warrant affidavit can be read at this link.
The sign went up in February 2021 in response to Greene’s Democrat neighbor across the hall Rep. Marie Newman (IL) setting out a transgender flag to stick it to Greene after she opposed the so-called Equality Act for the LGBTQ++++….community.
Our neighbor, @RepMarieNewman, wants to pass the so-called "Equality" Act to destroy women’s rights and religious freedoms.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 24, 2021