Politicians undoubtedly have a difficult job. But no one expected it to come to this.
And Capitol Hill is in chaos after assault on U.S. Congresswoman.
Disagreements happen between lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on a daily occurrence.
But according to his congresswoman, this argument between her and a colleague turned physical.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) privately met with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to detail how Rep. Rich McCormick (R-GA) became “physically aggressive” with her according to reports from CNN.
Greene told Johnson that she was grabbed by her shoulders and shaken by McCormick.
The incident occurred after the two members of Congress disagreed over censure resolutions they each drafted.
The resolutions were formed in an effort to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her antisemitic comments and actions regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Greene’s censure resolution did not pass in the House after congressmembers declared it to be too harsh.
McCormick’s resolution ended up passing on November 7 with a 234-188 vote. The language in the proposal was lightened up some compared to Greene’s.
Regarding the accusation that McCormick got physical with Rep. Greene, he denied it.
“I understand why there would be a lot of raw emotions following the censure vote given that her censure was tabled and mine passed. My intention was to encourage Rep. Greene by making a friendly gesture,” McCormick claimed.
“I said to her, ‘at least we can have an honest discussion,’ to which she said she did not appreciate that. For that I immediately apologized and have not spoke to her since.”
Rep. Greene hasn’t spoken publicly about the situation with McCormick.
She did tell CNN last week that she had a “serious” incident with a congressman but didn’t want to say his name or detail the events anymore.
Speaker Johnson has worked to try and solve the problem between the two Republicans according to reports.
He now is having to work through multiple issues plaguing the GOP in Congress, making his short time so far as speaker, especially tumultuous.
Rep. George Santos’ (R-NY) expulsion from the House and Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) retirement are just a few of the problems that he has to find solutions for.
And with the Republican majority as slim as it is, Johnson can’t afford anymore turmoil.
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