On Wednesday at the Capitol, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) “aggressively” harassed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and accused the New York Congresswoman of backing “terrorists,” as The Washington Post reported. Greene — who was, as Ocasio-Cortez’s office put it, “screaming” — also complained that the New York progressive wouldn’t debate her. Ocasio-Cortez offered a pointed public assessment of Greene after the incident, as reported by CNN’s Manu Raju. Ocasio-Cortez, who has worked as a bartender, characterized Greene as the kind of person who’d get thrown out of a bar for disorderly conduct.
As Ocasio-Cortez put it:
‘I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time.’
AOC says of MTG: “I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 13, 2021
The original incident unfolded as Greene and Ocasio-Cortez exited the House chamber. After Ocasio-Cortez ignored attempts by Greene to get her attention, the Post reports that Greene “picked up her pace and began shouting at her and asking why she supports antifa… and Black Lives Matter, falsely labeling them “terrorist” groups.” Greene also said that Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t “care about the American people.” At the time, Ocasio-Cortez “did not stop to answer Greene, only turning around once and throwing her hands in the air in an exasperated motion,” according to the Post description.
Greene has spoken about the incident on Twitter, laughably insisting that Ocasio-Cortez “lack[s] the courage & intelligence to debate me,” which is just… wow. Although she has since distanced herself, Greene once expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges that top Democrats are secretly cannibals and Satan-worshipers. She has also expressed support for the utterly baseless conspiracy theory that Trump was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election. Yet, she has the gall to accuse Ocasio-Cortez of having a tenuous relationship to facts and reality? Seriously? Has Greene ever read any of her own public statements?
.@AOC “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 & a hypocrite.
That’s fine Sandy.
Since you lack the courage & intelligence to debate me, I’ll debate the person who really wrote it.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 13, 2021