Blogger Arrested for Breaking into Nursing Home to Take Photo of Senator’s Wife

Clayton Kelly, a Mississippi political blogger who runs Constitutional Clayton, has been arrested by police for reportedly sneaking into the nursing home where Senator Thad Cochran‘s wife is and snapping a photo of her, and posting it online.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Kelly snuck into the nursing home and took a picture of a bedridden Rose Cochran, who has been at the nursing home since 2000. An attorney for the senator and his wife said their “privacy and dignity have been violated,” and explained that they were alerted to the picture being posted online. Cochran himself also put out a statement emphasizing how his wife’s health continues to be a private family matter.

Kelly is a supporter of Cochran opponent Chris McDaniel, but the McDaniel campaign has strongly denied any connection to or knowledge of Kelly’s actions, let alone any knowledge of who he is.

[h/t TPM]
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