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Rep. Bush Says She’s Moving Office Away From Greene’s For Safety

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Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) said Friday that she’s moving her office away from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) for her safety.

The progressive lawmaker accused Greene and her staff of berating her in a hallway, adding that the Georgia Republican targeted her on Twitter.

“A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media,” Bush tweeted. “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.,” she continued.

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

H.R. 25, which was introduced following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, would require the House Ethics Committee to investigate and remove lawmakers who voted to challenge President Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Bush later explained the encounter that led to her decision in a statement posted to Twitter.

“On January 13, I was walking with my staff to vote. I was in the tunnel between the Cannon Office Building and the Capitol when Marjorie Taylor Greene came up from behind me, ranting loudly into her phone while not wearing a mask,” Bush said.

“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. Taylor Greene and her staff responded by berating me, with one staffer yelling, “Stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.”

On Jan. 13 — after members tested positive for COVID-19 after being locked down with her on Jan. 6 — Marjorie Taylor Greene came up from behind me, loud and unmasked. I called out to her to put hers on. Her staff yelled at me, “Stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.” pic.twitter.com/GtN5AmGrkO

— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 29, 2021The encounter took place on Jan. 13, Bush said. The House impeached former President Trump on the same day for a historic second time.

Bush also said that Greene previously lashed out at her in a tweet on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in which Greene accused Bush 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. “

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