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Obama Staffer Resigns After Firing Gun at Capitol Hill Officer

Think you'd have heard about a Republican doing this?

Nate Jackson · Sep. 7, 2015

Barvetta Singletary, a special assistant to Barack Obama, was arrested last month after she allegedly fired a pistol at her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. And not just any boyfriend, but a Capitol Hill police officer whose sidearm she stole and fired at him in a jealous rage. We noted at the time that had she been a Republican the story would have been recycled on an endless news loop. Instead, there was nary a peep from the Leftmedia about her crime — she resigned at the end of August almost without mention and certainly without fanfare. Now, she’s facing assault charges, though Bearing Arms’ Bob Owens finds that convenient, too. “You’ll note that Singletary is not facing the sort of charges one would expect in rabidly anti-gun Maryland,” he writes. “She did, after all, take a law enforcement officer’s weapon, threaten him with it, and then fired a shot at him. Various state and federal charges would seem to apply, including attempted murder. It must be nice to be politically connected.” Surely she should at least have to pass a background check before doing any more work for Democrats.

Barvetta Singletary. Photo courtesy SC Democratic Party

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