Rep Cori Bush (D—MO) continued speaking out against Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R—GA) in an interview on Thursday after the embattled Republican congresswoman was stripped of her committee assignments amid outcry over her past incendiary comments and support for the baseless and disproven support conspiracy theory QAnon.
The congresswoman spoke to The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah after delivering a rebuke of Ms Greene on the House floor while Congress debated whether she should be stripped from her committees, before a bipartisan majority of lawmakers voted to remove the freshman Republican off the budget and education committees.
“You think I’m going to make it all the way to Congress and then be quiet when white supremacy comes and knocks at the door?” Ms Bush said. “It’s not that she can’t evolve or be reformed, and so that’s why I won’t shut up, because maybe she just needs to be exposed that there is a whole other side to this thing: it’s called loving humanity.”
Ms Bush defended the decision of the House to remove Ms Greene from her assignments, noting how the Republican lawmaker “didn’t regret” or take back certain claims she made and promoted surrounding the freshman Democrat and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“She said that i called for the murder of a couple, she didn’t take that back, she didn’t regret that,” Ms Bush said in reference to Ms Greene’s past reported comments, adding: “That’s the kind of stuff that’s dangerous for our communities, and so that has to be called out.”
Ms Greene has been steeped in controversy despite just having joined the US House of Representatives due to her involvement with the QAnon conspiracy theory — which alleged former President Donald Trump was saving the world from an evil group of all-powerful child predators and had the 2020 elections stolen from him. Her comments suggesting school shootings were pre-staged and other incendiary content on her social media have all caused significant blowback among Democrats and Republicans alike.
Ms Bush’s condemnation of her colleague appeared to raise the tensions between the two lawmakers, following a dispute that reportedly occurred in the halls of Congress.
The Democrat had her office moved from where it was originally located near Ms Greene’s office after the Republican allegedly engaged her in a heated confrontation in the hallways without wearing a face mask.
“A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media,” she tweeted at the time, adding: “I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety.”
Ms Greene then posted a tweet of her own claiming Ms Bush was “lying” and instead had actually berated her.
On Friday, Ms Greene held a contentious press conference just outside of the US Capitol in which she attacked members of the media as well as her Republican colleagues who voted to strip her of her assignments. She cut the press conference short and abruptly left after clashing with several reporters.
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