Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said during an interview on MSNBC on Friday that he has “had enough with these marauding goons in the Marjorie Taylor Greene crowd” after he blew up at the QAnon congresswoman’s spokesperson for telling him to remove his mask seconds after he stepped off the House floor, where masks are required.
Swalwell reportedly told Greene’s spokesperson Nick Dyer to his face: “You don’t tell me what to fucking do.” The California Democrat said later he regretted he hadn’t been even “more explicit” than he was when confronted by the underling mask “bully.”
During an interview on MSNBC, Swalwell addressed the incident, saying: “I’ve just frankly had enough with these marauding goons in the Marjorie Taylor Greene crowd.” The best way to deal with “terrorizing” from Greene’s office is to “tell the bullies to back off,” he added, noting he utilized a “few choice words.” (Check out the video below.)
Swalwell said in a tweet that “no one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn’t more explicit.
— Ayman Mohyeldin Reports (@AymanMSNBC) May 14, 2021