Rep. Cori Bush announced on Friday that she’s changing offices after a maskless Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene “berated” her and her staff in a hallway.
Bush, a freshman Democrat from Missouri, said in a tweet that she decided to move offices for the safety of her staff and herself.
Greene, a newly-elected Republican from Georgia, has rankled colleagues on both sides of the aisle by peddling dangerous conspiracies associated with the QAnon movement and refusing to wear a mask on the Hill.
Bush added that Congress should pass a resolution she introduced in the wake of the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol to investigate and potentially expel members like Greene who promoted former President Donald Trump’s conspiracies that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
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 a January 18 tweet, Greene accused Bush, a racial justice activist, of leading the group of protesters who marched for police reform in an upscale part of St. Louis during the nationwide demonstrations in the summer of 2020. The group was met by two wealthy lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who came out of their house brandishing their guns at the protesters.
Quoting Texas Republican chairman Allen West, Greene tweeted that Bush “is a BLM activist who led the mob that called for the rape, murder, and burning of the home of Patty and Mark McCloskey of St. Louis.”
.@CoriBush did you denounce radical BLM violence and apologize to the McCloskey’s?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 18, 2021