Rep. Jamaal Bowman (DN.Y.) called CNN anchor Erin Burnett “trippin'” with her questions Friday about the Democrat’s incident of Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.) on the US Capitol steps earlier this week. (You can see Bowman’s response below.)
Bowman joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) after Santos and told him he “must go” as the controversial lawmaker spoke to reporters on Wednesday.
Bowman, who also got into a shouting match with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), seemed shocked when Burnett asked if he has “regrets” about the influx.
“Looking at it, do you have any regrets for doing that? For yelling at him like that?” Burnett asked after showing a clip of the exchange with Santos.
“No one. Come on. Come on. CNN, you’re tripping,” Bowman responded, before declaring that the Republican should resign or be kicked out of office for his string of lies and “the laws he’s accused of break.”
He added: “Is heckling a horrible, evil thing? Is it teasing someone? Is friendly banter a horrible, evil thing? Come on, everybody. Everybody lighten up.”
Bowman’s remarks come as Santos faces 13 federal charges, including money laundering, electronic money fraud and unemployment benefits.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges last week. Santos has refused to resign, while several Republicans in his district who once called for him to leave office voted to block a House vote on his expulsion.