Cori Bush Is Moving Her Office Away From Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri announced that she would be moving her office on Friday, saying that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her staff "berated" her in the halls connecting the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol in Washington, D.C. CNN confirmed that Bush requested that her office be moved and adds that the exchange occurred after Bush confronted Greene about not wearing a mask. Additionally, Bush noted that conflicts had also occurred online and she feared for her team's safety.
"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" Bush tweeted.
Nick Dyer, a spokesperson for Greene, released a statement to CNN claiming that Bush had initiated the conflict.
"Rep. Bush is actually the instigator and it's on tape. We'll be releasing the video shortly," Dyer's statement reads. Greene's office shared a video of the representative speaking on her phone and a voice in the background instructing her to put a mask on. Bush also shared her view of the situation, saying, "Her staff yelled at me, 'Stop inciting violence with Black Lives Matter.'"
NBC News confirmed that the change had been made. A representative for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that Bush's office had been reassigned: "This room assignment change was by the direct order of the Speaker," an aide told NBC.
Bush also mentioned other reasons for the move. She told CNN that a report on Greene's social media posts that appeared to advocate for violence against politicians and "Taylor Greene's renewed, repeated antagonization of the movement for Black lives in the last month directed towards Congresswoman Bush personally" also affected her decision to move offices.
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted that Greene's reactions to the situation are a clear "red flag" and that Bush "moving her office doesn't mitigate the threat." She added, "Imagine going to work with an armed hostile unstable colleague and not having much recourse."