Two reporters from The Washington Post said Greene shouted, “Hey Alexandria,” twice outside the House chamber on Wednesday.
When Ocasio-Cortez did not turn around, Greene reportedly began to walk faster and shouted at her. She asked Ocasio-Cortez why she supports antifa and Black Lives Matter, calling them “terrorist” groups.
According to the Post, Greene also said Ocasio-Cortez was failing to defend her “radical socialist” beliefs by refusing to debate her publicly.
“You don’t care about the American people,” Greene shouted. “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”
Ocasio-Cortez spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said in a statement, “Representative 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.”
She added, “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.”
Greene told reporters Ocasio-Cortez is “a chicken, she doesn’t want to debate the Green New Deal,” adding, “These members are cowards. They need to defend their legislation to the people. That’s pathetic.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday the Ethics Committee should probably look into Greene’s “verbal assault” and “abuse” of Ocasio-Cortez.
Greene responded on Twitter, “Actually, [Speaker Pelosi] the Ethics Commitee should look into [AOC] for putting Trump admin staff and supporters on lists to destroy their lives and prevent future employment.”
She threatened the livelihoods of Americans for simply being Republicans.
BTW, there was no screaming. https://t.co/POMiJ4phNe
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 13, 2021
Greene went on, “She threatened the livelihoods of Americans for simply being Republicans. BTW, there was no screaming.”
Last month, Greene challenged Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the Green New Deal, as IJR previously reported.
“I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy,” Greene tweeted.
She continued, “Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified.”
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