'Told the bully what I thought': Swalwell chides Marjorie Taylor Greene aide in mask dispute

Swalwell said the aide yelled at him, demanding he take his mask off, so, 'I told the bully what I thought of his order.'

5/15/2021 2:00:00 AM

Rep. Swalwell got into a heated exchange on Friday with an aide to Rep. Greene after the staff member told the lawmaker to take off his mask as he was leaving the House floor.

Swalwell said the aide yelled at him, demanding he take his mask off, so, 'I told the bully what I thought of his order.'

/May 14, 2021, 8:38 PM UTCByDareh GregorianRep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., got into a heated exchange on Friday with an aide to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after the aide told the lawmaker to take off his mask as he was leaving the House floor."I had a mask on as I stepped off the Floor," and the aide"yelled at me to take my mask off,"

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Swalwell tweetedafter a reporter for the Hill tweeted about the confrontation."No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order," Swalwell tweetedThe incident was the second this week to involve Greene's office. On Wednesday, Greene, a Georgia Republican, accosted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., as she was leaving the House chamber, shouting at her about her environmental proposals.

Congress is an institution deeply governed by hierarchies and tradition. Lawmakers shouting at each other is unusual and staff shouting at a member of Congress is even more outside the norm of decorum in the building.Thursday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that masks are no longer needed in most settings for people who are fully vaccinated is likely to fuel disputes about face coverings, as people who remain apprehensive will most likely continue to wear them in public. In announcing the new policy on Thursday, President Joe Biden asked the American public to be kind toward those who opt to continue wearing a mask. headtopics.com

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sent a letter to members on Friday reminding them that the mask rules remained in place until"all Members and Floor staff are fully vaccinated."May 14, 202102:11The reporter who posted on Twitter about the Friday incident, Scott Wong, wrote that Greene's spokesman Nick Dyer told Swalwell, “Biden says you can take off your mask.”

"Swalwell confronted Dyer, got in his face and according to Dyer, said: 'You don’t tell me what to fucking do!'"wrote on Twitter. The reporter said he wasn't close to enough to Swalwell to hear what he said himself.Swalwell wasn't exactly apologetic afterward."I regret I wasn’t more explicit," Swalwell wrote on Twitter.

That sentiment was echoed by another Democratic congressman, Ruben Gallego of Arizona."House Staff should never talk to any member in any disrespectful manner. This staffer is lucky he told that to Swalwell, he is way nicer than me," Gallego

.Greene insisted to NBC News that Dyer had been polite."Today, Eric Swalwell walking in here, my staffer nicely says to him, 'Congressman, you don't have to wear your mask anymore, because it was what Biden said yesterday,' he chases my staffer inside everybody saw it and gets in his face, curses at him, says you don’t tell me what to do," Greene said."The Democrats are the party of aggression and violence.” headtopics.com

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Dems refuse listening to SCIENCE!! That staffer must be fired. The senator is a dully elected official The staffer is a nobody. Why don't you name the aide who was clearly in the WRONG! Do you not know how to report details? Or do you just spend all your time selectively editing the events. can't even call it news cause you did not report news, just a random event without merit or detail.

Rep AOC rightly said of Taylor Greene: “This is a woman that’s deeply unwell. And clearly needs help...I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professional.” She is dangerous and truly unhinged.. MajorieTaylorGreenetheempressofhate Trump correct again what is it with Greene and her posse, they all are a menace. And if people still want to wear a mask, so be it, don't ridicule someone because of a mask.

mtgreenee & her staff are what normally are referred to as white trash. There is no mask mandates where I work Lol this is great lol, she's funny, I love it! How do you feel when u see an Arab: “I feel angry. I want to kill him. Arabs will be our slaves” Does lynching Palestinians in the streets make sense to you now? Horrifying wut they are doing to kids. Source Amanykhalefa Palestine

Rep. Eric Swalwell Blew His Top When Marjorie Taylor Greene's Aide Told Him To Remove Mask'I've just frankly had enough with these marauding goons in the Marjorie Taylor Greene crowd,' said the Democrat, who admitted using some 'choice' language. Good for him!

Ex BF of FangFang Why is this woman and her staff permitted to harass other members of Congress? In any other workplace, she would have been fired long ago. İsrail savunmasız kadın ve çocukları hedef alıyor ! HearGaze GenocideinGazza GazzaUnderAttack So basically a staffer made a comment that 'Biden says you can take off your mask' and Rep. Swalwell verbally attacked him... Your headline doesn't match your story... But keep pushing the division. How hard does a reporter or writer have to work to do political hack jobs? Peace.

This is terrible. I’m sorry that someone who is protecting others was harassed like this by an aide of Greene’s. Shows the mentality of Green’s circle -inept and unable to be empathetic Is this really the GOP strategy now? Be mean, then pretend the other guy started it? I believe the proper response is: 'take off your pants & I'll take off my mask'. Make these people earn it facts sundaypolitics

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Rep. Eric Swalwell Blew His Top When Marjorie Taylor Greene's Aide Told Him To Remove Mask'I've just frankly had enough with these marauding goons in the Marjorie Taylor Greene crowd,' said the Democrat, who admitted using some 'choice' language. How can we be silent about a mindset that kills children and targets children? There is a massacre in Gaza, please don't be silent. HearGaza What is Treason & are there people in Government committing treason? Marjorie Neanderthal and her goonsquad are stalker's, and should be dealt with accordingly!

The JUNIOR legislator (I use the term loosely) & her staff have so much to learn. They don't even know the basics like civility, manners, decorum much less any real work. Is she still there? Why hasn't she been sacked? Clearly she's not fit. And RepSwalwell responded by aggressively verbally menacing a staffer. Using his position of privilege to misogynistically verbally assault someone with impunity. He clearly has mental health issues. (This is how the script would have read if a GOP member had replied this way)

RepSwalwell heated screaming supremacist backlash indeed as he ‘explodes' at hill staffer over masks, saying 'you don't tell me what to f***ing do'❗️ Poster boy for bad behavior 🔥 Swalwell? The guy on China's payroll? But you won't dre cover that. The Republicans are inciters, agitators, demagogues.. Greene and those like her do not qualify to be working for our Government. Better vetting is needed. Where did they find Greene in an insane asylum.

Freedom to wear masks!! (Because not stupid). How dare they try to take his freedom away! Maskhole ExpelMarjorieTaylorGreene

'Told the bully what I thought': Swalwell chides Marjorie Taylor Greene aide in mask disputeSwalwell said the aide yelled at him, demanding he take his mask off, so, 'I told the bully what I thought of his order.' No wounder Verizon sold off yahoo lol

👏👏👏👏👏 Rep Swalwell!! 50smag Good for him! She's BSFC Did that Chinese Spy cry? Wtf is wrong with these people. ?! Mind your own dam business. That aide is ignorant An aide that was definitely out of his/her place! He was justified in speaking out against Greene’s henchman This is a discussion that will disappear when everyone is a restaurant

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Did his fingers smell like a chinese spy? Life? Watch the water? No. Lies. Nothing. No water. No life. Lies. From the hive. The BUMBLE bees buzz, Right to the QUEEN ProjectLincoln Writhe. Another bad headline, the aid started the exchange of words. Them bullies 👇🏽👇🏽👏🏼 Regarding this as 'bullying' just shows what a pussy Swalwell is.

Good Eric Swalwell is one of my favorite members of The House Judiciary Committee! Do they not realize she is a sociopath? As the world turns...so are the Days of Our Lives. Capital Drama Soup.. Greene has EMBOLDENED her staff to Disrespect Democrats The Republicans are no longer a party of Principles Americans Do Realize that Greene is MENTALLY ILL along with many of her Constituents Why Else keep up the “Big Lie “ Trump suffered from Mental Illness “CONSTANT LIES”

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Bravo Congressman! And where does a staffer get the right to tell a sitting Congressional person what to do? you can blame most covid19 deaths on big pharma controlled media that hate canceling holiday travels or discussing out patient treatments during early stage of pandemic, dnc say out patient treatment does not prevent covid, but they ignore fact ivermectin reduces covid symptoms

Republicans don't respect the legislature anymore. RT : Rep. Swalwell got into a heated exchange on Friday with an aide to Rep. Greene after the staff member told the lawmaker to take off his mask as he was leaving the House floor. ExpelMarjorieTaylorGreene 💯 Now according to Democrats... ppl who do this need to be investigated...so i guess Swalwell will have to be investigated like Greene is

Mad because he’s masked? I thought conservatives were all about personal choice?😏 MTG’s staff are trash like her. Only idiots and virtue signalers wear face muzzles at this point 🤣 MTG needs to call off her pit bulls. They have to know their role and back the f*€ off elected Representatives.

Ha Just let people wear masks if they want to. It's none of your business OK