Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX), who is vying for mayor of Houston, was allegedly captured on an audio recording cursing and insulting a staff member.
The audio was provided to the Texas outlet Current Revolt on Saturday, and it appears to have been recorded by the staffer himself, as he can be heard shuffling as he reaches for his mobile phone and promises Jackson Lee he will contact another staffer regarding a document she had given them.
The congresswoman then accused the staffer of not “having a f****** brain.”
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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“I don’t want you to do a god**** thing. I want you to have a f****** brain. I want you to have read it,” Jackson Lee says. “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 god**** thing in my office. Okay? Nothing. I gave it to you.”
Jackson Lee confronted a second staff member about the paper surrounding an event honoring the late Ovide Duncantell, founder of the Black Heritage Society. During his lifetime, he was actively involved in Houston politics, and Jackson Lee is presently running for mayor there.
Here is more from SJL’s explicit rant.
“Okay. So when I called Jerome, he only sitting up there like a fat a** stupid idiot talking about, uh, what the f***? 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,” Jackson Lee says. “Two god**** big a** children f****** idiots serve no god**** 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.”
This year, Jackson Lee will have served the 18th District in Texas for 28 years. She promised the family of Tyre Nichols that she would reintroduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with a “Tyre Nichols Duty to Intervene.”
The measure was not passed by the previous Congress.