On July 30, a female National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) staffer asked a Democratic Congresswoman about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new mask mandate. She got a response, just not a verbal one. Instead, she got a quick flip of the bird for her trouble.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) was asked, “Congresswoman Murphy, quick question: do you think Nancy Pelosi should be arrested for breaking her own mask mandate?”
Murphy did not answer but made a scratching motion with her hand that included an obscene gesture. He represents the 7th congressional district of Florida, which covers sections of the Orlando metropolitan area.
Republican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who is running against Murphy in next year’s midterm election, tweeted a screenshot of the gesture with the comment: “My far-left opponent @SMurphyCongress has embarrassed Florida once AGAIN, this time for giving the bird to a person who asked her a simple question. This Congresswoman is total trash! I’m officially calling for her immediate resignation NOW!”
Sabatini told Breitbart News that Murphy “is not fit for office and probably not mentally stable.”
Murphy had initially planned a run for the Senate but has since decided to retain her House seat. She has referred to Sabatine as an “Extremist Trump Supporter.” She has published campaign material stating: “It’s crucial that we show grassroots strength when those numbers of donations are made public, or else people like Sabatini will feel even more emboldened.”
Murphy was asked about the Capitol mask mandate after Pelosi “was caught twice within hours breaking the new mask mandate she imposed in the House of Representatives forcing anyone walking the halls of Congress, even the vaccinated, to wear a mask with the threat of being arrested.”
The NRCC made a statement about the incident through communications director Michael McAdams: “House Democrats can’t handle being held accountable for their radical actions, so they’re resorting to making obscene gestures at young female staffers.”
The NRCC has previously stated in campaign material that “Murphy votes in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi’s socialist agenda and will be fired by Floridians in 2022.”