Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green denies AOC's claims she 'screamed' at her

14 Mai, 2021, 10:24 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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According to two Washington Post reporters who witnessed the event, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene-best known for her white supremacy, transphobia, Islamaphobia, her support for QAnon, and her intense love of guns-"aggressively confronted" Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber Wednesday.

Greene seemed keen to get Ocasio-Cortez's attention, shouting "Hey Alexandria" twice when it was clear the NY congresswoman would not engage, then hurrying after her, The Post reported.

"You don't care about the American people", Greene yelled. 'Why do you support terrorists and antifa?'

Greene also allegedly said that Ocasio-Cortez is not able to defend her "radical socialist" ideology because she rejected to debate Greene publicly.

She then took to Twitter to cheekily remind her 12.7m followers to "keep generously tipping your bartenders, servers, delivery, venue, and hospitality workers". Greene called out "Hey Alexandria" twice as Ocasio-Cortez walked away, per The Post. She continues to deny the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

Greene has a record of spreading conspiracy theories and Democrats voted to strip her of committee assignments.

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The episode erupted on Wednesday afternoon after Ocasio-Cortez had criticized the Biden administration's stance on Israel.

Greene did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment or clarification on what she had meant by "terrorists" in Wednesday's debacle.

The Republican also insisted she didn't "scream" at Ocasio-Cortez and was simply "talking" to her. "#JihadSquad Members of Congress do NOT support terrorism & shouldn't be afraid to debate their legislation".

Ocasio-Cortez has not defended Hamas militant actions, tweeting on Wednesday that they are "condemnable".

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A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez told Insider in a statement that Greene had been "screaming". Added spokeswoman Lauren Hitt: "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".

"If I was on a committee, I'd be wasting my time, because my conservative values wouldn't be heard and neither would my district's", Greene said in response at the time, via Politico.

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