Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'verbal assault' on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Lula Sharp
May 15, 2021

Greene told reporters on Thursday that she was just talking to her and seeking discussion about legislation. Ocasio-Cortez didn't stop walking, so Greene "picked up her pace and began shouting at her and asking why she supports antifa" and yelled that Ocasio-Cortez was "failing to defend her "radical socialist" beliefs by declining to publicly debate the freshman from Georgia".

Greene believes a debate on the economic impact of the policy would be informative for the public, allowing for the American people to hear the two sides along with the pros and cons.

In a tweet responding to the video, Ocasio-Cortez said, "The fact that Kevin McCarthy, the House @GOPLeader, stripped Justin Amash of all committee seats for criticizing Trump, but has worked to protect this person from consequences (including pretending he doesn't see it) tells you this is happening with the support of GOP leadership".

Greene also has a history of incendiary social media activity, including a "liked" Facebook comment that called for "a bullet to the head" of Speaker Pelosi and musing about whether a California wildfire was started by a space laser.

AOC turned around once and threw her hands in the air "in an exasperated motion", per the Post.

In April she confronted her on the House floor to demand a debate on the Green New Deal after the Democrat claimed climate change was the result of racism. They need to defend their legislation to the people.

Marjorie Taylor Greene caused a scene in Congress on Wednesday, per The Washington Post. And harassing a colleague like this isn't politics, it's theatre, and it certainly does nothing to help her constituents or further actual debate.

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Ocasio-Cortez's spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, went on to call on officials in Congress to ensure a "safe, civil" environment for members, noting that another member had moved offices because of Greene. The two reporters were not close enough to hear what the NY congresswoman said, and her office declined to discuss her specific response. "Nutty. Cortez", Greene says. "I'm moving my office away from hers for my team's safety", she wrote on Twitter.

When Greene and her companions arrive at the office, Ocasio-Cortez's office door is locked. In February, she posted an anti-transgender sign outside her office, which sits across from Rep. Marie Newman (D-Illinois), whose daughter is transgender.

She also says that she's bringing a Bible and is planning to ask them to retake their oath of office because they swore in on the Koran.

Following the encounter, Ocasio-Cortez allegedly felt threatened by Greene who later expressed that she had security concerns regarding the Georgia lawmaker.

Greene has been a controversial figure since her 2020 campaign, and Democrats voted to strip her of her committee assignments earlier this year because of extremist statements.

Her behavior toward Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday was similar to her effort to confront young gun-control activist David Hogg - who survived the 2018 mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school - as he walked around the Capitol grounds amid a lobbying push in 2019 for new gun laws.

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