A recording has surfaced in which Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is heard having an emotionally charged exchange with one of her staff members, which included the use of strong language. This incident has provided insight into longstanding allegations that Jackson Lee can be a demanding and sometimes abusive employer, particularly towards her staff.
The audio recording seems to revolve around a situation where a staffer wished to contact another colleague regarding a document they provided to 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