Things got heated on Capitol Hill as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene aggressively accosted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday. According to the accounts of two Washington Post reporters, Greene shouted insults at Ocasio-Cortez, but the New York congresswoman refused to engage.
“You don’t care about the American people,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly shouted at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”
Greene later called Ocasio-Cortez a "chicken" and claimed that she was scared of debating the Green New Deal. Adding on Greene allegedly called Ocasio-Cortez a "radical socialists" who supports "terrorists."
"These members are cowards," Greene continued.
"They need to defend their legislation to the people. That’s pathetic.”
While AOC refused to address her colleague directly, she did suggest that there be more security around to deescalate these situations. Speaker Nancy Pelosi also agreed with Ocasio-Cortez's sentiments.
"[Greene] tried to begin an argument with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer," Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson Lauren Hitt commented.
“We hope leadership and the Sergeant at Arms will take real steps to make Congress a safe, civil place for all Members and staff — especially as many offices are discussing reopening. One Member has already been forced to relocate her office due to Congresswoman Greene’s attacks."
After Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez issued statements regarding the matter, Greene confirmed the incident via Twitter. She also suggested that she was not going to let up on this matter anytime soon.
"'Ms. Defund The Police' wants to call the police for security bc she’s afraid of debating with me about her socialist GND. AOC is a fraud and a hypocrite. That’s fine Sandy. Since you lack the courage and intelligence to debate me, I’ll debate the person who really wrote it," she tweeted.
"Any US Member of Congress supporting terrorists Hamas should be expelled. Any member supporting and fundraising for criminals in Antifa/BLM riots in American cities should be expelled. That’s the #JihadSquad and the VP."
The Capitol Police have not yet weighed in on the matter.
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