BOISE, Idaho — Capitol Police sent a letter to Congressman Russ Fulcher's Chief of Staff Thursday, confirming there is no current investigation into Fulcher. This comes after reporter Matt Fuller of the Huffington Post said he was contacted by Capitol Police about an alleged incident with an officer.
“This situation has been demoralizing to me and distracting to the people I represent. Attacks on policy positions are one thing, but this was designed to tear down character. Unfortunately, this instance represents just one symptom of the cancel culture on Capitol Hill. This culture is to create and celebrate as many partisan controversies as possible. The statue of Freedom behind razor wire - to imply ongoing, critical threats from citizens. Metal detectors on the House floor - to imply member-to-member threats, and members portrayed guilty of fabricated controversies with no due process. We have got to find a way to flush the divisiveness if we are to provide the American people the representation they deserve,” Congressman Fulcher said.
Chief of Police Chief of Staff Sally M. Wood wrote “To the Department’s knowledge, there is no current investigation into an alleged or rumored incident occurring on or around the House Floor on January 12, 2021, involving Congressman Fulcher.”
The Communication Director for Congressman Fulcher said "On a positive note, this situation has been extremely eye-opening to the reporters taking their journalistic duties seriously. Rather than letting their judgment be clouded by thirst for the next divisive controversy, we had several national and local reporters reach out to let us know they wouldn’t be reporting on a story with such weak credibility-- and others who gave the Congressman the benefit of the doubt rather than suggesting the worst.”
Fuller is standing by his account.