The fact that Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas-18) cursed at a staff member is probably the least surprising thing you will see this year. Getting the audio version is. Someone on Jackson Lee’s staff was brave enough to record one of her rants at a helpless coworker, and it isn’t a failure.
Jackson Lee has appeared on every list that names the “meanest” bosses in Congress for a long time. This is from more than ten years ago.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas also gives her staff nicknames. One of the people who worked for the Houston Democrat was called “you stupid motherf**ker.” Not only once, but “constantly,” the worker remembers, “like, all the time.”
Someone else who works for Jackson Lee talks about the time her folks came to visit: “They were extremely excited about coming to the congressional office.” They live in a small town, so it was very important to them. The truth is that they had been waiting in the main hall. Jackson Lee screamed at me about a change in the schedule. She called me a “dumb a**. Don’t be a fool, you stupid girl,” and did it in the presence of my dad and mom, of all people.
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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Another staff member remembers asking for a meeting shortly after starting her job to figure out how to best help the lawmaker. Jackson Lee replied, “What?” What exactly did you say to me? Who specifically are you, Congresswoman? You have not been chosen. You don’t tell me when to meet! I tell you! What do you know? “You are perhaps the most unprofessional individual I have ever met.” Jackson Lee then put the phone down.
Author: Scott Dowdy