Democratic Rep. Cori Bush is moving her office to get away from ‘white supremacist’ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she ‘berated’ her in the Capitol, as the QAnon-supporting GOP congresswoman now faces more accusations of racism after footage surfaced of her saying ‘gangs control’ black and Hispanic men.
Bush, the freshman Democratic Congresswoman of St. Louis, tweeted Friday that she had asked for the office move following an incident earlier this month in which Greene ‘came up from behind me, ranting loudly into her phone while not wearing a mask’ before the Republican’s team members shouted at her about Black Lives Matter.
Bush later insisted she was not relocating ‘out of fear’ but that she cannot do her job while looking ‘over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress is conspiring against me and my team’.
This comes as more footage has surfaced of Greene saying ‘gangs hold down black and Hispanic men – not white people’ and saying that ‘if you want Islam and Sharia law you stay over there in the Middle East’ because ‘we don’t want [the US] messed up’.
Greene is facing mounting calls to resign after separate footage surfaced of her harassing a Parkland mass shooting survivor and she showed support on Facebook for executing top Democrats.
She has refused to quit saying it was Bush who ‘berated’ her and that Democrats only hate her because she’s ‘a threat to their goal of Socialism’, while she claims to have brought in $1.6 million in campaign donations.
Greene has repeatedly pushed unfounded conspiracy theories including that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double, the 2017 Las Vegas massacre that left 58 dead was organized by Democrats and that there is no evidence a hijacked plane hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush is moving her office to get away from ‘white supremacist’ Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she ‘berated’ her in the Capitol
Bush, the freshman Democratic Congresswoman of St. Louis, tweeted Friday that she had asked for the office move following an incident where Greene ‘came up from behind me, ranting loudly into her phone while not wearing a mask’
Bush tweeted Friday that she was moving her office for ‘my team’s safety’ saying Green and her staff ‘berated’ her in a hallways and ‘targeted’ her and others on social media.
‘A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media,’ she wrote.
‘I’m moving my office away from hers for my team’s safety,’ she wrote, adding that lawmakers who incited the Capitol riot on January 6 should be removed from office.
‘I’ve called for the expulsion of members who incited the insurrection from Day 1. Bring H.Res 25 to a vote.’
In a follow-up statement, Bush detailed an encounter with Greene on January 13 in the tunnel between the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol.
She said Greene came up behind her not wearing a mask.
Bush said when she ‘called out to her to put hers on’, Greene’s staff yelled at her to ‘stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.’
The incident took place just one day after several of her fellow Democrats had announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 after being in lockdown with Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks as they hunkered down in the Capitol during the violent insurrection by Donald Trump supporters.
‘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,’ wrote Bush.
‘Taylor Greene and her staff responded by berating me, with one staffer yelling, ‘Stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter”.
QAnon-supporting GOP congresswoman Greene now faces more accusations of racism after footage surfaced of her saying ‘gangs control’ black and Hispanic men (above)
Bush went on to say Greene had also ‘lashed out’ against her on Twitter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day making her ‘a target to her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers’.
‘[Greene did] 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,’ she wrote.
The McCloskeys were the white St. Louis couple who gained notoriety after they were pictured waving and pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters from the front yard of their mansion.
They went on to become speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Bush also pointed to Greene’s ‘repeated endorsements of executing top Democrats before taking office’ as well as her ‘renewed, repeated antagonization of the movement of black lives’ as ‘serious concern.’
‘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.
Bush later appeared on MSNBC Friday night where she said she was moving away from ‘white supremacist’ Greene but that it was not ‘out of fear’.
‘I moved my office because I’m here to do a job for the people of St. Louis. They deserve that,’ Bush said.
Bush insisted she was not moving ‘out of fear’ but that she cannot do her job while looking ‘over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress is conspiring against me and my team’
She told MSNBC she had never worked in an environment such as this before. ‘I’ve worked fast food. I’ve worked in childcare. I’ve worked in healthcare. I’ve never been in a work environment like this before,’ she said
‘What I cannot do is continue to look over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress by the name of Marjorie Taylor Greene or anyone else – because there are others – that they are doing something or conspiring against us.’
Bush said her team needs to be able to focus on their work for constituents and not worry ‘their door is going to open and it is going to be somebody who does not want to do them well.’
‘Our focus has to be on St. Louis and the work that we can get done. And also my team deserves better – they should not have to come to work and have to consider if their door is going to open – that does not have a peephole – and their door is going to open and it is going to be somebody who does not want to do them well,’ she said.
Bush said she had never worked in an environment such as this before.
‘I’ve worked fast food. I’ve worked in childcare. I’ve worked in healthcare. I’ve never been in a work environment like this before,’ she said.
Greene tweeted Friday afternoon claiming it was Bush that started it the incident over the mask on January 13 and accused the Democrat of leading the ‘Black Lives Matter terrorist mob’ to the McCloskey’s home.
Greene tweeted Friday afternoon claiming it was Bush that started it the incident over the mask on January 13 and accused the Democrat of leading the ‘Black Lives Matter terrorist mob’ to the McCloskey’s home
Greene then shared a video of her walking through one of the Capitol Hill tunnels, with her ‘CENSORED’ mask draped under her chin. Someone is heard off-camera yelling: ‘Follow the rules and put on a mask!’
The McCloskeys were the white St. Louis couple who gained notoriety after they were pictured waving and pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters from the front yard of their mansion
TAYLOR GREENE’S BIZARRE CLAIMS
- The California Camp Fire which killed at least 85 was caused by a space laser linked to the Rothschilds and the state’s high-speed rail. PG&E admitted it was caused by a faulty power line and went into bankruptcy to fund a $13.5bn settlement and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
- Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin cut off a child’s face while she was alive, Clinton wore it as a mask so the terrified child would produce ‘adrenachrome’ and then organized the killing of a cop who knew about it.
- The Las Vegas massacre was organized by Democrats to help them ban guns and shooter Stephen Paddock was not a lone wolf.
- There’s no evidence of a plane hitting the Pentagon on 9/11.
- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre which cost the lives of 17 students was a ‘false flag planned shooting.’
- ‘I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several times a month that ‘we need another school shooting’ in order to persuade the public to want strict gun control.’
- Seth Rich leaked Hillary Clinton’s emails and was murdered in revenge by her aide John Podesta because the emails revealed that a D.C. pizza restaurant had a child-smuggling operation in its basement. It does not even have a basement.
- The world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and the Q in QAnon exists and is the ‘best chance to take them out.’
- Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett are Muslims.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was replaced by a body double.
- She wasn’t the person who posted a call to assassinate Nancy Pelosi to her own Facebook page.
‘Rep. Cori Bush is the leader of the St. Louis Black Lives Matter terrorist mob who trespassed into a gated neighborhood to threaten the lives of the McCloskey’s,’ she wrote.
‘She is lying to you. She berated me. Maybe Rep. Bush didn’t realize I was live on video, but I have the receipts.’
Greene then shared a video of her walking through one of the Capitol Hill tunnels, with her ‘CENSORED’ mask draped under her chin.
Someone is heard off-camera yelling: ‘Follow the rules and put on a mask!’
Another individual, a man with a Southern accent, is heard saying: ‘Stop inciting violence.’
Greene later tweeted that she would be releasing a ‘statement’ at 4:15 p.m.
At that time, she tweeted out what looked to be a fundraising email boasting she had raised more than $1.6 million in donations from more than 60,000 people.
She called reports about her past statements smears, attacks and lies.
‘Contributions of $.50 or a $100 are significant statements of support, but the heartfelt prayers and encouraging messages telling me to keep standing strong against the mob are what’s most significant to me,’ she wrote.
In a statement to CBS News she said she will not resign and that Democrats see her as a ‘threat’ to socialism.
‘They are coming after me because I’m a threat to their goal of Socialism. They are coming after me because they know I represent the people, not the politicians,’ she said.
‘They are coming after me because like President Trump, I will always defend conservative values.
‘They want to take me out because I represent the people. And they absolutely hate it.’
Greene also branded calls for her expulsion a ‘witch hunt’ in a town hall Thursday.
This comes as yet more footage of Greene surfaced where she is spouting comments that have been branded racist.
The footage, first shown on CNN, shows Greene speaking to the camera saying that gangs are holding back black and Hispanic men ‘not white people’.
‘Okay so going on, you know what keeps, and I’m going to cover this too, but the generations of Black and Hispanic men, do you want to know what holds them down? Gangs,’ she says in the footage.
‘Being in gangs and dealing drugs is what holds them down. The lack of education is what holds them down.’
Greene went on to say it’s ‘not a white person thing’ but that gangs ‘control’ black and Hispanic men.
Greene later boasted she had raised more than $1.6 million in donations from more than 60,000 people and vowed not to resign
‘That’s not a white person thing. But gangs control them. They tell them, they tell the young men in their communities ‘Don’t go to school. Don’t you, no, don’t you move out of this, out of this project. Don’t you move out of this community. You join this gang. And that’s where you belong. You belong with us.”
She added: ‘The gangs are holding them back. It’s not white people. It’s crazy.’
The outlet also shared separate footage of Greene where she told Muslims to ‘stay over there in the Middle East.’
‘If you want Islam and Sharia law you stay over there in the Middle East. You stay over there and you got to Mecca and you do all your thing and you know what you can have a whole bunch of wives or sheep or whatever you want. You stay over there,’ she says to the camera.
‘But in America, you see we’ve made it this great, great, great country. We don’t want it messed up.’
It is not clear when either of the pieces of footage were taken but they are thought to be in the last few years.
CNN anchor Don Lemon blasted her ‘racist claims’ as ‘vile garbage’ on Thursday night’s edition of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.
‘I want you to think about the fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene is now a United States congresswoman. Okay?’ he said.
A cart sits outside of the office of Rep. Cori Bush after she requested to move her office Friday
Bush said her team needs to be able to focus on their work for constituents and not worry ‘their door is going to open and it is going to be somebody who does not want to do them well’
He also blasted her suggestion that only black and Hispanic men were in gangs, pointing to the largely white insurrectionists who stormed the US Capitol back on January 6.
Among the sea of rioters were many members of extremist right-wing groups including the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Three Percenters.
‘Marjorie. Marjorie. White people aren’t in gangs? White people aren’t in gangs?’
‘Okay, I want you to tell that to the police officers and lawmakers menaced by rioters including Proud Boys and Oath Keepers at the Capitol. What would you call them? Huh? Okay. Think about that,’ he said.
Several House Democrats have called for Greene’s resignation and pledged to introduce a resolution to have her removed from Congress as numerous social media posts and videos have come to light in recent days of her peddling conspiracy theories, harassing mass shooting survivors and calling for violence against the Democratic party.
California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez has vowed to introduce a resolution as soon as Tuesday to oust her from her seat while other House Democrats have called for her resignation.
In a Wednesday night statement announcing his plan, Gomez cited her pushing of conspiracy theories related to 9/11, the Parkland shooting and her support for Democrats to be assassinated.
He was followed by two Georgia congresswomen Rep. Nikema Williams and Rep. Sara Jacobs who said Friday they will introduce legislation next week to formally censure Greene over her comments supporting the assassination of elected officials.
CNN anchor Don Lemon blasted her ‘racist claims’ as ‘vile garbage’ on Thursday night as the resurfaced footage showed her making comments and black and Hispanic men and Muslims
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is said to be sitting down with Greene next week as he faces mounting pressure to expel her over her controversies.
Greene has dominated headlines since Tuesday when CNN first reported that she had shown support on Facebook for executing top Democrats including Nancy Pelosi in 2018 and 2019.
Greene had liked a post that said ‘a bullet to the head would be quicker’ to remove Pelosi from office.
In an April 2018 post of Greene’s on the Iran nuclear deal, Greene responded to a commenter who asked her ‘Now do we get to hang them ?? Meaning H & O???,’ the individual asked, referring to former President Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
‘Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off,’ Greene replied.
Media Matters for America first reported the since-deleted Facebook post in which Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out her theory on how the Camp Fire got started
Clinton has tweeted that Greene deserves to be on a terror ‘watch list.’
At a town hall Thursday night Greene said that members of the media deserved the ‘electric chair’.
At her Paulding County outing, Greene read a question from a constituent: ‘What can be done to hold the liberal bias media accountable for their incessant lies and slander?’
‘That’s a good question,’ she said, chuckling. ‘This is his words not mine, “I suggest the electric chair,”‘ she said, without skipping a beat.
She also continued to push unfounded claims of election fraud.
‘See, this wasn’t a conspiracy of several people that got together and created a story. This is literally thousands of people in different states and different voting precincts different counties. And they all signed these affidavits,’ she said at a town hall in Dallas, Georgia.
Her persistence comes even after state recounts got the same results, courts tossed out dozens of lawsuits and the Trump administration itself admitted the election was fair and legal.
It is also after the claims of election fraud riled up Trump supporters to storm the Capitol in the riot that left five dead.
This came one day after a local television reporter was threatened with arrest for shouting a question at her during another town hall.
A video of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene confronting a then 18-year-old David Hoggs about gun reform in Washington D.C. in March 2019, emerged this week
On Friday, Media Matters for America – a left-leaning organization – reported that Greene had appeared on a streaming program for the pro-Trump website UniteAmericaFirst.com in February 2019.
There she speculated that Ginsburg, the now late Supreme Court justice, was actually a body double.
‘I do not believe that was Ruth. No. I don’t think so,’ she said, commenting on a photo of Ginsburg at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Media Matters was also the first to report that Greene wrote a Facebook post in November 2018 that she believed California’s deadly Camp Fire was potentially caused by space lasers that were connected to the Rothschilds and former Gov. Jerry Brown to clear the way for a high-speed rail system.
‘There are too many coincidences to ignore,’ Greene wrote.
Greene tried to connect the Pacific Gas and Electric Company – whose faulty equipment did start the blaze – through one of its board members to Rothschild Inc., in an anti-Semitic dog whistle.
The cause of the fire isn’t a mystery as PG&E pleaded guilty of being responsible and will pay out more than $25 billion in damages.
On Thursday, Pelosi went after Greene and Republican leadership over the congresswoman’s previous comments about school shootings.
Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a riot that left five dead. The riot came after Trump pushed unfounded claims of election fraud. Greene continues to push those claims and has shown support for Democrats to be executed
Proud Boys making the okay sign, now regarded as a white supremist symbol, and holding Trump 2020 and the Gadsden flags just before the riot at the US Capitol
Greene, who was sworn-in earlier this month, was placed on the House Education & Labor Committee over the objection of the Democratic chair of the panel.
‘What could they be thinking? Or is thinking too generous a word for what they might be doing. It’s absolutely appalling and I think that the focus has to be on the Republican leadership of this House of Representatives for the disregard they have for the death of those children,’ Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press conference.
Pelosi said top Republicans were willing to ‘overlook’ Greene’s comments ‘when she has mocked the killing of little children,’ pointing specifically to the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Her comments came after a video went viral Wednesday of Greene following David Hogg, who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, around Capitol Hill before she was a member of Congress.
During the 2-minute long video, Greene charges Hogg with ‘using kids as a barrier’ and taking money from George Soros. Greene asks Hogg why he supported ‘red flag laws that attack our Second Amendment.’ Greene talked about being armed.
‘If school zones were protected with security guards with guns, there would be no mass shootings, did you know that?’ she tells Hogg.
Hogg is calling for Greene be stripped of her committee assignments, a step McCarthy took in 2019 to punish then Rep. Steve King for making racist statements.
And Connecticut Democrat Jahana Hayes, who represents the district that covers Newtown, where the Sandy Hook school shooting took place, sent a letter to North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx to remove Greene from the House Education and Labor Committee.
Greene has also previously shown support for the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, which centers on the ex-president making moves against a Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic, child sex trafficking ring filled with Democratic politicians and prominent liberals.