Dem congresswoman appears to direct obscene gesture at reporter: Video

One Democratic congresswoman was just caught demonstrating her class — or rather, lack thereof.

Fox News reports that Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) was caught on camera last week giving the middle finger to a reporter.

“Quick question”

While Murphy was taking a walk in Washington, D.C., on Friday, a reporter from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) approached her with a question.

“Congresswoman Murphy, quick question: do you think [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi should be arrested for breaking her own mask mandate?” the journalist asked.

Murphy ignored her, however, and instead decided to “flip the bird.” Take a look for yourself in video first shared by Fox:

Some background

Following the latest update to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance related to COVID-19, Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan decided to recommend that members of the U.S. House of Representatives go back to wearing face masks, regardless of vaccination status. Pelosi (D-CA), for her part, decided to adopt that recommendation.

As a result, members of the House have to mask up, except for when they are alone or when they are speaking on the House floor, or else face a fine. And Pelosi has even threatened staffers and visitors who don’t comply with the mask mandate with arrest, as Breitbart notes.

Apparently, however, these rules do not apply to Pelosi. As Breitbart reports, she has already been caught on numerous occasions violating her own mask mandate, yet she has not been punished. This is exactly what the NRCC reporter was getting at — and, as Murphy demonstrated, it seems Democrats have no response for why Pelosi gets to flout the rules.

“Total trash”

Anthony Sabatini, a Florida Republican running to unseat Murphy in Congress, responded to the congresswoman’s obscene gesture by calling for her resignation. “My far-left opponent…has embarrassed Florida once AGAIN — this time for giving the bird to a person who asked her a simple question,” he wrote in a tweet. “This Congresswoman is total trash! I’m officially calling for her immediate resignation NOW!”

According to Breitbart, a spokesperson for NRCC also released a statement, saying:

House Democrats can’t handle being held accountable for their radical actions so they’re resorting to making obscene gestures at young female staffers.

It appears unlikely, however, that Murphy will face any repercussions for her actions.

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