On Friday, Bush tweeted she is transferring her workplace location after a “maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her employees berated me in a hallway”
WASHINGTON — Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush mentioned she was berated by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. However the Georgia consultant mentioned she has the video to show in any other case.
On Friday, Rep. Bush tweeted that she is transferring her workplace location after a “maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her employees berated me in a hallway.” Bush mentioned they had been focused on social media, and that transferring her workplace is for the security of her staff.
Bush additional defined what she mentioned occurred in a press release emailed to five On Your Aspect Friday afternoon. In it, she mentioned the incident occurred on Jan. 13 whereas she was strolling within the tunnel between the Cannon Workplace Constructing and the Capitol. She mentioned Rep. Greene got here up from behind her “ranting loudly into her cellphone whereas not carrying a masks.” Bush added that this occurred a day after a number of Home lawmakers examined optimistic for COVID-19 after “being in a room with Taylor Greene throughout the white supremacist assault on the Capitol.”
Bush mentioned she referred to as out to Greene to placed on her masks and that the Georgia congresswoman’s employees replied by yelling, “Cease inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.”
The brand new Missouri congresswoman mentioned Greene additionally has “lashed out” at her on Twitter over the protest that made the McCloskeys a nationwide title, which made her a goal of the Republican congresswoman’s followers. Bush mentioned for all of these causes she was transferring her workplace away from Greene’s “for the security of my staff.”
Greene responded on Twitter Friday afternoon, sharing video of the encounter and saying she caught Bush “in a lie.”
“It’s all on video! You instigated and attacked me, not the opposite method round. You bought caught in a lie. You assist and encourage BLM home terror. You led a mob to threaten the lives of the McCloskey’s. Cease taking part in the sufferer, Rep. @CoriBush,” Greene tweeted.
The video exhibits Greene recording herself speaking concerning the Capitol riots and former protests when a voice is heard off digicam saying, “Comply with the foundations and placed on a masks.” At that time, Greene strikes her masks from her chin to over her mouth and nostril. Somebody off digicam may be heard replying, “Cease inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.”
Loud exchanges between the 2 events continued for a number of seconds.
Greene’s workplace despatched 5 On Your Aspect a press release that claims, partially, the encounter occurred throughout a Fb stay and “proves that Rep. Bush instigated the incident and prompted a scene.”
Greene has drawn fireplace from Democrats and a few Republicans for previous social media posts reported by numerous information organizations wherein she’s prompt assist for killing Democratic politicians, unfounded QAnon theories and racist views. That’s additionally why her Twitter account was briefly suspended earlier this month.
Full assertion from Rep. Cori Bush:
On January 13, I used to be strolling with my employees to vote. I used to be within the tunnel between the Cannon Workplace Constructing and the Capitol when Marjorie Taylor Greene got here up from behind me, ranting loudly into her cellphone whereas not carrying a masks. This occurred at some point after a number of of my Home colleagues introduced that they had examined optimistic for COVID-19 after being in a room with Taylor Greene throughout the white supremacist assault on the Capitol.
Out of concern for the well being of my employees, different members of Congress, and their congressional employees, I repeatedly referred to as out to her to placed on a masks. Taylor Greene and her employees responded by berating me, with one staffer yelling, “Cease inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.”
Beforehand, Taylor Greene lashed out at me on Twitter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to falsely accuse me of main a mob that referred to as for “the rape, homicide, and burning of the house” of the McCloskey household in St. Louis — thus naming me as a goal to her a whole bunch of hundreds of Twitter followers.
Within the context of Taylor Greene’s repeated endorsements of executing Democratic politicians earlier than taking workplace, Taylor Greene’s renewed, repeated antagonization of the motion for Black lives within the final month directed in direction of me personally is trigger for critical concern.
All of this led to my resolution to maneuver my workplace away from Taylor Greene’s for the security of my staff. My workplace is at present being relocated from the Longworth Home Workplace Constructing.
I’ll talk about Taylor Greene’s unacceptable habits and the necessity for accountability on the prime of MSNBC’s the ReidOut with Pleasure Reid at 7 PM EST.
Full assertion from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:
Immediately, Rep. Cori Bush lied to the American individuals about an incident Rep. Bush instigated within the Cannon Tunnel on January 13, 2021. Congresswoman Greene was stay on Fb whereas heading to the Home flooring to vote in opposition to the sham impeachment of President Trump, when Rep. Bush screamed on the prime of her lungs to berate Congresswoman Greene for not complying with hypocritical COVID guidelines applied by Speaker Pelosi. As you recognize, Speaker Pelosi beforehand introduced COVID optimistic Democrats onto the Home flooring to vote.
The complete incident was captured on video and proves that Rep. Bush instigated the incident and prompted a scene. Congresswoman Greene was speaking to her 100,000+ Fb followers when Rep. Bush determined to verbally assault Congresswoman Greene. After Rep. Bush’s booming verbal abuse, Congresswoman Greene tells her to not “yell at individuals.” Rep. Bush ignored that and continued yelling. It is unlucky that Democrats have created such a hostile work atmosphere. Congresswoman Greene was merely stating Democrat habits on show within the Home of Hypocrites, when Rep. Bush selected to assault.
Sadly for Rep. Bush, her assertion is just false and confirmed by the video.
Congresswoman Greene issued the next assertion:
“Rep. Cori Bush is the chief of the St. Louis Black Lives Matter terrorist mob who trespassed right into a gated neighborhood to threaten the lives of the McCloskey’s. She is mendacity to you. She berated me. Possibly Rep. Bush did not notice I used to be stay on video, however I’ve the receipts.”
The Related Press contributed to this story.