February 12, 2014 /

GOP Bullying Hits Their Own House Members

Move over Chris Christie, it looks like there's a new bully in town. Lucky for you, this one is remaining anonymous, but his target is much bigger.

GOP Bullying Hits Their Own House Members

Bullying has taken on the House GOP, but instead of the old- fashioned, face-to-face kind of bullying, this one is cyber and anonymous:

A group of House Republicans has received a mysterious threat in recent weeks: an anonymous email that promises political retribution for those who vote yes to a debt-limit increase — sent to their closely guarded personal email addresses.

Because of the near-secret nature of lawmakers’ internal email addresses, the emails have raised more than a few eyebrows — and the possibility that one of their own was behind, or at least assisting in the attacks.

While no one knows who is behind the emails, one Republican has a speculation:

“It’s got to be another member. Probably one of the crazy ones,” said a Republican who had seen the email, which was sent from an anonymous email address, [email protected].

One of the “crazy ones”? Surely they wouldn’t be talking about another Republican, or even a Tea Partier, would they?

In the forwarded email to Boehner, the writer professes his previous loyalty to the House leader before accusing the Ohio Republican of lying. “John, I’ve never voted against you. Nor have I ever not done whatever you asked of me, nor am I one of the second-guessers who thinks you have an easy job. But, isn’t it time we stopped lying to the American People in re the debt limit?” the email says.

Buzzfeed has copies of the actual emails.

And this goes to show you how much the GOP just loves bullying, even if it’s their own.



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