Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a first-term Congresswoman, is calling for the expulsion from Congress of members including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) who helped incite the recent violent rioting at the U.S. Capitol. Greene was among those who pushed the unhinged lie that the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election was Donald Trump — on her first day in Congress, Greene even wore a mask with the false message: “Trump Won.” According to Bush, in addition to Greene’s other documented vitriolic behavior, the Georgia Republican Congresswoman “berated” Bush in a “hallway” — while, unsurprisingly, not wearing a face mask.
The Missouri Congresswoman shared on Twitter as follows, discussing a resolution that she previously introduced calling for the expulsion of Republicans who pushed the election lies:
‘A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media. I’m moving my office away from hers for my team’s safety. I’ve called for the expulsion of members who incited the insurrection from Day 1. Bring H.Res 25 to a vote.’
A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media.
I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety.
I've called for the expulsion of members who incited the insurrection from Day 1. Bring H.Res 25 to a vote.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 29, 2021
In-person harassment is a tactic that Greene has used for her political opponents in the past. In recent days, video footage emerged of the eventual Congresswoman following Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and others through the streets of D.C., ranting along the way. Meanwhile, Greene was also once captured on camera characterizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as guilty of a “crime punishable by death” — and somehow, House Republican leaders have not yet moved to enact any significant consequences for Greene or those who have recently pushed similar rhetoric. The institutions of the Republican Party are openly enabling this toxic and profoundly dangerous behavior.
Besides Greene — and other particularly belligerent House members, like Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Republican Senators have also faced criticism for their recent promotion of unhinged lies. Ahead of the recent rioting at the U.S. Capitol building, Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and others pushed the lie that the 2020 election outcome was dubious, and the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the building proceeded under this exact premise.
Check out Twitter’s response to Bush below: