Marjorie Taylor Greene Denies ‘Screaming’ at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

James Marshall
May 15, 2021

"You don't care about the American people", Greene shouted.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed the incident happened during her weekly news conference on Thursday and suggested it might be for the House Ethics Committee to investigate.

She also called out to Ocasio-Cortez through the mail slot in her locked door.

It is one of a number of times Greene has sought out Ocasio-Cortez.

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".

"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", Ocasio-Cortez spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said in a statement.

She has also expressed support for the radical ideology of QAnon, a sprawling set of false claims that have coalesced into an extremist ideology that has radicalized its followers, some of whom participated in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Since being elected to represent a deep-red district in northeast Georgia, Greene has repeatedly pursued Ocasio-Cortez, demanding she engage in a debate over her Green New Deal policy. Greene shot cellphone video of the incident.

The Facebook Live footage resurfaced on Friday after Greene challenged the NY representative on Wednesday, accusing her of supporting 'terrorists'. "Trust the science." She also misgendered Newman's daughter on Twitter. Greene denied the allegation and accused Bush of "lying" and of leading a "terrorist mob" because Bush supported Black Lives Matter.

In February, Greene also got into a confrontation with the office of a neighboring congresswoman over transgender rights.

Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., called Greene's poster "sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel".

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

The fallout led Pelosi to take the extraordinary step of ordering Bush's office to be moved away from Greene, following a request from Bush. "I made this clear to Marjorie when we met". "I want to ask them what they are thinking and why, and ask them what they are thinking and why they're serving in our American government. I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward".

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. 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.

The video, saved by CNN's KFile team, shows Greene and a number of associates making their way along a corridor to the congresswoman's office.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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