Dem Rep Sheila Jackson Lee Reportedly Caught Berating Staff In Leaked Audio
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, was allegedly caught on recorded audio going off at one of her staff members.
She allegedly criticized two staff members, referring to them as “f- -k-ups” and suggesting they lacked intelligence, which can be heard from the audio published by Texas newspaper Current Revolt Saturday.
Audio and transcript here (WARNING – OBSCENE LANGUAGE): https://www.currentrevolt.com/p/leaked-audio-congresswoman-shelia#details
Jackson Lee has earned a reputation as one of the more assertive members of Congress during her 28-year tenure. Her lengthy congressional career has included being endorsed by Hillary Clinton. Moreover, the congresswoman threw her hat in the ring for the position of mayor of Houston in an off-year election, a move that could potentially signal the end of her time in Congress if she were to secure the mayoral role, as Fox News reported.
In the audio, Jackson Lee allegedly said: “You took a piece of paper from that woman regarding something that was owned by Duncantell. Where is it? What date was it?” A man answered her queries to which she reportedly answered with “I don’t want you to do a g****m thing. I want you to have a f**ing brain. 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****r did it.”
The congresswoman allegedly continued to berate the staff. “When I called Jerome, he only sitting up there like a fat ass stupid idiot talking about, uh, what the f**k? He doesn’t know. Okay? Both of y’all are f**k ups [inaudible]. It’s the worst sh*t that I could have ever had put together.”
Romney: Trump ‘Represents a Failure of Character’ Changing the Psyche of Our Nation
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” that former President Donald Trump represented “a failure of character,” which is changing the psyche of our nation.
Anchor Norah O’Donnell said, “You were once the party’s nominee, and now you’re a pariah in the Republican Party.”
Romney said, “Yeah, that’s saying it in a gentle way, yeah. I mean, yeah, no question. I don’t really have a home in my party. I come from a tradition of, you know, Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush and John McCain. Those are the people that have shaped our party: anti-Putin, anti-Russia, anti-authoritarians, anti-Kim Jong Un, character counts, that the character of our leaders makes a difference and it shapes the character of our country. That’s the party I’ve come from. And I don’t recognize that in the great majority of our party today. And that, for me, is very troubling.”
He added, “Donald Trump represents a failure of character, which is changing, I think in many respects, the psyche of our nation and the heart of our nation. And that’s something which takes a long time, if ever, to repair.”
O’Donnell said, “You’re quoted in the book as saying a large portion of my party really doesn’t believe in the Constitution. How did you come to that damning conclusion?”
Romney said, “When former President Trump said we should set aside the Constitution and reappoint him as president, you had Republicans cheer that. It’s like, wait a second, this is the leader of our party saying we should put aside the Constitution. How can you believe you’re following the Constitution if that’s the case?”
Trump Responds to Sidney Powell Guilty Plea in Fulton County
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday responded to attorney Sidney Powell’s guilty plea in a Fulton County, Georgia, election case by saying that she wasn’t ever his attorney.
“Sidney Powell was one of millions and millions of people who thought, and in ever increasing numbers still think, correctly, that the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged & stolen,” he wrote on Truth Social.
He added that Ms. Powell “was not my attorney and never was.” If she was his attorney, “she would have been conflicted,” the former president said.
Ms. Powell did a valiant job of representing a very unfairly treated and governmentally abused General Mike Flynn, but to no avail. His prosecution, despite the facts, was ruthless. He was an innocent man, much like many other innocent people who are being persecuted by this now Fascist government of ours, and I was honored to give him a Full Pardon,” President Trump wrote on Truth Social.
As Ms. Powell’s trial in Fulton County approached, she tried to distance herself from President Trump. She “did not represent President Trump or the Trump campaign” because she never signed an “engagement agreement” to be their attorney in an official capacity, her attorneys said in a court filing in August, coming weeks after she was charged.
The court filing added that Ms. Powell’s name wasn’t ever on any Trump campaign court filings.