Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made headlines last week when she endorsed Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in her quest to become mayor of Houston.
However, Clinton's warm words of praise contrasted sharply with the profanity-laced rant that Lee hurled at her staff.
Leaked audio : 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!”
It sounds like she’s talking about HERSELF! Right ? pic.twitter.com/4ET0sbxTE0
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The incident is said to have been triggered by a paper about Ovide Duncantell, a political activist who founded the Black Heritage Society and died in 2018 at the age of 82.
A staffer can be heard telling Lee that he would call another staff member identified as "Jerome" who purportedly had the paper in his possession.
Lee then launches into a furious tirade, saying, "I don't want you to do a goddamn thing. I want you to have a f--king 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," Lee continued.
"So some stupid other motherf--ker did it. And, and I don't have the information," the Texas lawmaker added as her rant went on.
"Nobody sent me the information. I need to ensure my schedule and, uh, you know, if Boo Boo did it, s--tass did it, f--kface did it. And nobody knows a goddamn thing in my office! Okay? Nothing! I gave it to you," Lee raged.
"Your job was to get it on the calendar, imprint it in your brain, or send me the information back saying, 'Congresswoman, I made sure that the Ovide Ducantell event that you gave me for a so-and-so date at seven is on the f*cking calendar. Not to 'Oh Jerome has it.' Okay?" she stressed.
"Both of y'all are f--k ups [inaudible]. It's the worst sh*t that I could have ever had put together," Lee said before deriding her staff members as "two goddamn big ass children."
"F--king idiots [who]serve no goddamn purpose Ain't managing nobody. Nobody's respecting them," the mayoral candidate declared.
"Nobody gives a sh*t about what you're doing and you ain't doing sh*t. And this is an example of it. I gave it to Jerome," Lee fumed as she drew to a close.