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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has allegedly been exposed having an expletive-laden meltdown with one of her staffers, an incident that was captured on audio and posted online.
The representative has long been rumored to be one of the toughest people to work for and has been accused of being abusive to her staff, but the audio shed light on how vicious she can be.
The incident appeared to have something to do with the staffer wanting to call another staffer about a paper they gave the representative.
“I don’t want you to do a g**d*** thing. I want you to have a f***ing brain,” the congresswoman allegedly said. “I want you to have read it. I want you to say, ‘Congresswoman, with such and such date.’ That’s what I want. That’s the kind of staff that I want to have. So some stupid other motherf***er did it. And, and I don’t have the information. Nobody sent me the information. I need to, uh, ensure my, um, schedule and, uh, you know, if, if Boo Boo did it, s*** a** did it, f*** face did it.
“And nobody knows a g**d*** thing in my office. Okay? Nothing. I gave it to you. Your job was to get it on the calendar, imprint it in your brain, or send me the information back saying, ‘Congresswoman, I made sure that the Ovide Duncantell event that you gave me, uh, for a so-and-so date at seven is on the f***ing calendar.’ Not to, oh, Jerome has it,’” she allegedly said.
“So when I called Jerome, he only sitting up there like a fat a** stupid idiot talking about, uh, what the f***?” she allegedly said. “He doesn’t know. Okay? Both of y’all are f*** ups [inaudible]. It’s the worst s*** that I could have ever had put together. Two g**d*** big a** children f***ing idiots serve no g**d*** purpose. Ain’t managing nobody. Nobody’s respecting them. Nobody gives a s*** about what you’re doing and you ain’t doing s***. And this is an example of it. I gave it to Jerome. This is not child’s work.”
The audio was released by the Republican National Committee’s research division.
LISTEN: [WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE]
Leaked audio obtained by @CurrentRevolt shows Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee berating a staffer: “F**king idiots serve no goddamn purpose … Nobody gives a shit about what you’re doing and you ain’t doing shit!”
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— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 21, 2023
The congresswoman is campaigning to be the next mayor of Houston and this audio is going to haunt her as she makes her case to voters, but she was not the only Democratic congresswoman in the news this past week.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) got big pushback from a far-left political party she identifies with over a pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Big Apple just days after Palestinian-backed Hamas launched a bloody surprise attack on Israel, killing more than 1,100 people.
New York City’s Democratic Socialists of America promoted the rally that came just a day after the attack, with the party claiming to be “in solidarity with the Palestinian people and their right to resist 75 years of occupation and apartheid,” according to a post on the X platform which has since been deleted.
As reported by Politico Playbook, AOC responded to the rally with remarks that were upsetting to the DSA.
“It should not be hard to shut down hatred and antisemitism where we see it. That is a core tenet of solidarity,” she said.
“The bigotry and callousness expressed in Times Square on Sunday were unacceptable and harmful in this devastating moment. It also did not speak for the thousands of New Yorkers who are capable of rejecting both Hamas’ horrifying attacks against innocent civilians as well as the grave injustices and violence Palestinians face under occupation,” she added.
Nadia Tykulsker, the NYC DSA’s steering committee member, fired back on Monday, telling Politico Playbook that the rally was “at the request of a coalition partner because we believe in equality and justice for all Palestinians and Israelis, and we know that war will take more lives.”