A member of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s staff attempted to intimidate Rep. Eric Swalwell for wearing a mask, so he put himself in the staff member’s face and told him to leave.
Scott Wong tweeted the details:
Another verbal altercation has just occurred in the House:
MTG spokesperson Nick Dyer said @RepSwalwell: “Biden says you can take off your mask”
Swalwell confronted Dyer, took a face from him and, according to Dyer, said, “You’re not telling me what the fuck to do!”
– Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 14, 2021
Representative Swalwell confirmed the story:
I had a mask coming down from the ground. An assistant with @mtgreenee yelled at me to take off my mask. No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. As might be expected, he was left speechless. I regret not having been more explicit. https://t.co/o8j0DXWOBm
– Representative Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 14, 2021
The national terrorist cell disguised as congressional personnel must not only be put in their place, but also removed from the House. It takes a serious right and an illusion for a spokesperson to shout orders at a member of Congress.
Taylor Greene’s staff clearly picked the wrong person to try and intimidate.
Eric Swalwell is not going to take their taunts, and if House Democrats had the votes, Taylor Greene would already be back in Georgia as an expelled member of Congress.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Editor, which is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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