Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) revealed on Friday that she’s relocating her office after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R- Ga.) confronted her and berated her staff without wearing a mask in a hallway this month.
Bush tweeted this week that she was changing offices for the safety of her staff and personal security. The offices of both representatives are located on the ground level of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., according to Business Insider.
Bush told Insider that the incident took place after the Capitol Building insurrection on Jan. 13, as she was en route to the floor to vote. She said that Greene approached her from behind “ranting loudly,” while not wearing a face covering.
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
After asking that Greene adhere to social distancing guidelines and put on a mask, Bush said that Greene “responded by berating her.” Then, a member of Greene’s staff demanded that Bush “stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.”
Bush, who recently became Missouri’s first Black congresswoman, was an activist working toward police reform in St. Louis before being elected to Congress, as Blavity previously reported.
Last summer, Bush joined a group of protesters who marched for police reform in a wealthy area of St. Louis during national police reform demonstrations. The group of protesters was met by lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were recorded on camera pointing firearms at them, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch