Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Wednesday just outside the House chamber about AOC’s support for “terrorists and Antifa” and ducking a debate on her Green New Deal proposal. The incident was witnessed and reported by two Washington Post reporters. AOC threw up her hands and walked away.
Greene told reporters afterward that AOC is a “chicken” and a “coward” for not wanting to debate her.
..Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (Ga.), who shouted “Hey Alexandria” twice in an effort to get her attention. When Ocasio-Cortez did not stop walking, Greene picked up her pace and began shouting at her and asking why she supports antifa, a loosely knit group of far-left activists, and Black Lives Matter, falsely labeling them “terrorist” groups. Greene also shouted that Ocasio-Cortez was failing to defend her “radical socialist” beliefs by declining to publicly debate the freshman from Georgia.
“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. “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.”
Before walking away, Greene said that the encounter was intended to hold Democrats accountable for their policy proposals.
“She’s a chicken, she doesn’t want to debate the Green New Deal,” she said to a small group of reporters and onlookers near the entrance to the chamber. “These members are cowards. They need to defend their legislation to the people. That’s pathetic.”…
h/t Coastie Patriot