According to a new report from “The Hill” House Democratic leadership discussed the legality and logistics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) filing a restraining order against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after the Republican has verbally attacked the progressive lawmaker, and likened COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust. ”
“Greene first confronted Ocasio-Cortez before she was elected to Congress last year as a conservative activist. Earlier this month, after Greene shouted “Hey, Alexandria” multiple times outside the House chamber, Greene pressed the progressive lawmaker to explain why she supports Black Lives Matter and people she called antifa “terrorists” the report adds.
Earlier this month, AOC spoke out after a confrontation with Republican Rep. Greene.
Ocasio-Cortez said “This is a woman that’s deeply unwell. And clearly needs help. And her kind of fixation has lasted for several years now” and “raised concerns for other Members…I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professional.”
.@AOC: “This is a woman that’s deeply unwell. And clearly needs help. And her kind of fixation has lasted for several years now” and “raised concerns for other Members…I think that this is an assessment that needs to be made by the proper professional.” https://t.co/7fj8g2Gzn8
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 14, 2021
And now it’s revealed that this person showed up to members of Congress’ doors with folks from the mob who infiltrated the Capitol, beat Capitol Police, and strung up nooses in front of the House.
If the shoe were on the other foot, the GOP would be calling for my expulsion. https://t.co/ccN01sjbBk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 14, 2021
After the confrontation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi characterized the confrontation as Greene being guilty of “verbal assault” and “abuse.”
“It’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference Thursday.
AOC told Wapo Rep. Greene “tried to begin an argument,” and that when she tried to walk away, Greene “began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer.”
Lauren Hitt, AOC’s spokeswoman said “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.”
Greene wrote on Twitter:
@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.
And any US Member of Congress supporting terrorists Hamas should be expelled.
Any member supporting and fundraising for criminals in Antifa/BLM riots in American cities should be expelled.
That’s the #JihadSquad and the VP.