Tensions in Congress are rising as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and her staffers are really starting to piss off House Democrats, especially Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who stood up to the bullies on Friday.
Earlier this week, Greene harassed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the halls of Congress, hurling abuse and screaming at her in a desperate ploy to draw AOC into what would likely be a pointless circus show debate.
AOC would walk away, later going on to compare Greene to the unruly drunks she used to have to throw out of bars when she worked as a bartender. An ethics inquiry now appears to be on the horizon, but Greene and her staffers continued harassing Democrats on Friday, only their target fought back this time.
Upon stepping off the House floor while wearing his mask, Swalwell was bullied by Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer.
“Biden says you can take off your mask,” Dyer yelled at him.
Many people are still wearing masks to protect themselves and others from contracting the coronavirus despite the CDC saying vaccinated people can now go maskless indoors. Also, the House still has a mask rule in place.
As evidence that Democrats are sick and tired of Greene’s sh*t, Swalwell confronted Dyer.
“You don’t tell me what to fucking do!” Swalwell said.
Swalwell later confirmed the confrontation and rightfully doesn’t regret it.
I had a mask on as I stepped off the Floor. An aide with @mtgreenee yelled at me to take my mask off. No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn’t more explicit. https://t.co/o8j0DXWOBm
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 14, 2021
Greene, meanwhile, responded by claiming that Swalwell was the aggressor even though there are witnesses who heard and saw her staffer acting like a douchebag.
Stop lying, Jamie.
Eric Swalwell chased my staffer into the Captiol, cornered him and exploded in anger inches from his face.
This occurred in front of Capitol Police and reporters. https://t.co/FKFJOSbSaM
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 14, 2021
Greene and her staff are out of control and need to be barred from the premises. They are bullies who are creating a hostile work environment that could end up turning violent. Undoubtedly there will be yet another ethics inquiry against Greene, and Republicans are undoubtedly going to let her get away with her behavior. It’s time for Democrats to go nuclear on Republicans and invoke the 14th Amendment barring lawmakers from serving in Congress if they engaged in or aided insurrection. There are 147 Republicans who may qualify, including Greene.
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