Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s called on law enforcement Wednesday to protect the halls of Congress from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The confrontation: As Ocasio-Cortez exited the House chamber in the afternoon, Green, a freshman Republican from Georgia, “aggressively confronted” the Democrat from New York, the Washington Post reported.
- Greene loudly demanded to know why Ocasio-Cortez supports “terrorist groups” antifa and Black Lives Matters and once again challenged her to publicly debate her “radical socialist” ideas.
- “You don’t care about the American people,” Greene yelled. “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”
“She’s a chicken,” Greene observed to a group of onlookers.
The complaint: Ocasio-Cortez spokeswoman Lauren Hitt subsequently issued a statement urging House leaders and police to take action over Greene’s “attacks.”
- “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,” Hitt said.
- “One Member has already been forced to relocate her office due to Congresswoman Greene’s attacks.”
- She has also complained that she feels unsafe at work because of her Republican colleagues, including Greene, whom House Democrats stripped of her committee assignments in February for expressing controversial views.
Nonetheless, Greene later in February hung a poster outside her office that read “There are TWO genders” after neighboring Rep. Marie Newman, a Democrat from Illinois, provoked her with a transgender pride flag.
- Following a January confrontation with Greene in a hallway of Congress, Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri, asked to move her office away from Greene’s “for my team’s safety.”