After the work day I had, a funny story would have been just the ticket to brighten my mood. Well, The Onion tweeting and posting a story about Congress members holding children at gunpoint didn’t really help matters. It was so bad Capitol police were forced to respond.
The tweets came the day after a Massachusetts man was arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Capitol and the Pentagon.
The Capitol Police were quick to address the rumors, issuing a statement that “It has come to our attention that recent Twitter feeds are reporting false information concerning current conditions at the U.S. Capitol.”
According to Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, “Conditions at the U.S. Capitol are currently normal. There is no credibility to these stories or the twitter feeds. The U.S. Capitol Police are currently investigating the reporting.”
A spokesman for The Onion told the Washington Post: “This is satire. That’s how it works.”
This, the day after a wannabe jihadist was arrested after plotting to blow up the Capitol. It’s like walking into an airport and joking about having a bomb. What the heck is wrong with people?