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April 21, 2014

Grimm Set of Posters

Commuters were greeted outside the Capitol South Metro station this morning by a group of canvassers passing out “WANTED” flyers calling for the indictment or the arrest of New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm.

“I thought it was the [Lyndon] La Rouche people,” said one Hill aide, who received a flier when she exited Capitol South. “Then I realized it was Democrats. They are always bothering people when it’s too early to be bothered.”

The fliers were printed and distributed by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffers. Capitol South was chosen as the distribution spot because of the close proximity to the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Capitol Hill Club, the DCCC tells HOH.

“WANTED: Information leading to the arrest or indictment of Congressman Michael Grimm,” the flier trumpeted. “The federal grand jury is looking for information on [Grimm's] potentially illegal actions both in his 2010 campaign and in non-campaign related activities.”

Little did the DCCC know, however, that Grimm and NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) would be among those at Capitol South.

Awkward. So painfully awkward.

One DCCC staffer took one for the team and handed both Grimm and Sessions a flier.

“F---,” the staffer heard Sessions mutter under his breath.

Update: According to the NRCC, Sessions did not swear under his breath. He simply said, “Thank you.”

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