November 21, 2013 5:00 am -

rep-grace-mengA congresswoman from Queens, New York was violently assaulted and robbed late Tuesday in Washington:

Congresswoman Grace Meng had just enjoyed a dinner in Capitol Hill Tuesday night when, before she knew what hit her, she was knocked unconscious to the ground.

Meng was attacked and robbed of her Gucci handbag after she left Eastern Market, a specialty goods bazaar seven blocks east of the Capitol. She was left with a scratch on her knee, a bruise on her cheek and an aching head.

“I didn’t see anyone coming,” she told the Daily News. “I just got hit on the head. I must have fallen.

“Next thing I remember, after I was hit, was being in the ambulance and Capitol Police and (D.C. police) were helping,” she continued.

After the thief whacked her on the head and ran away, Meng still managed to hold on to a separate cloth tote bag which contained all her valuables — including an iPhone, money and credit cards.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.