Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush has announced that she is moving office to put some distance between herself and GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who “threatened” and “berated” her.
“Out of concern for the health of my staff, other members of Congress, and their congressional staff, I repeatedly called out to her to put on a mask. Taylor Greene and her staff responded by berating me, with one staffer yelling, ‘Stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter'” Bush continued.
Bush shared that Greene also “lashed out” against her on Twitter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “to falsely accuse me of leading a mob that called for ‘the rape, murder, and burning of the home'” of the McCloskey family in St. Louis — thus naming me as a target to her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers.”
“All of this led to my decision to move my office away from Taylor Greene’s for the safety of my team. My office is currently being relocated from the Longworth House Office Building,” Bush said, later adding, “I moved my office because I’m here to do a job for the people of St. Louis. What I cannot do is continue to look over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress is conspiring against me and my team.”
According to CNN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered Bush’s office to be moved away from Greene. Nick Dyer, a spokesman for Greene, spoke to the news outlet and accused Bush of being the “instigator,” adding that the confrontation is “on tape” and would be released shortly to the public.
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