Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Lee has come under scrutiny following the release of a leaked audio recording in which she is heard berating a staff member. The recording, obtained by Current Revolt, captures Lee using profanity and expressing frustration over her staff’s handling of an event’s date.
In response to the leaked recording, Congresswoman Lee acknowledged her imperfections and expressed her dedication to serving her constituents. Although she did not offer a direct apology, she hoped that people would judge her based on her years of public service rather than a politically motivated release of the recording.
Lee also mentioned that many of her former staff members have gone on to pursue “bigger and better opportunities.” She dismissed the leaked tape as a “political attack and stunt.”
The leaked recording provides insight into a heated exchange between Lee and a staff member who did not know the exact date of an event. In the recording, Lee is heard using explicit language while reprimanding the staff member, stating, “I don’t want you to do a gd* thing. I want you to have a f***ing brain.” She expresses frustration that nobody sent her the information she needed for her schedule.
Lee appears to assign blame to multiple staff members for their perceived failure to manage their responsibilities adequately, using strong language to criticize their performance.
The release of the recording has sparked controversy and criticism of the congresswoman’s behavior towards her staff. While Lee did not issue a direct apology, she addressed the concerns raised by the leaked recording and emphasized her commitment to serving her constituents.
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
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) October 23, 2023