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Two GOP reps say they saw Scott cut purported ‘bug’ from Capitol ceiling; link to full story

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard (Otto Kitsinger / AP/File)
Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard (Otto Kitsinger / AP/File)

Here’s a link to my full story at on today’s statement from two GOP state representatives that they saw Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, damage property in the Idaho Capitol building during her first week in office in 2015 out of fear that she was being spied upon – an allegation mentioned in a letter submitted to the speaker of the House last week by another representative that Scott has been denying.

“We witnessed Rep. Scott climbing up on her desk to more closely examine a small, black object that dangled from a thin wire from the ceiling directly above Rep. Scott’s office,” said Reps. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, and Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, in a joint statement. “She asked our opinion if the object could be a ‘listening device,’ before cutting the object off at the ceiling tile with a knife she had on her person.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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