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Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican, has denied allegations that she’d harassed or “verbally assaulted” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, and past evidence suggests she may be telling the truth.
In a tweet post Thursday afternoon, the congresswoman wrote that “there was no screaming” and thus no real harassment during the altercation Wednesday between her and the Democrat lawmaker.
The tweet was posted in response to a report that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had derided her alleged behavior as “verbal assault” and called for the House Ethics Committee to investigate allegations that she’d been “screaming” at Ocasio-Cortez.
After denying the “screaming” allegation, Greene then accused Democrats of being the ones engaging in harassing behavior.
She threatened the livelihoods of Americans for simply being Republicans.
BTW, there was no screaming. https://t.co/POMiJ4phNe
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 13, 2021
In a verbal statement to the press, she added, “Screaming is what people do when rockets are fired at them like Hamas terrorists are firing into Israel. That’s what people do, they scream when that happens. I was talking to AOC saying you need to debate me about the Green New Deal.”
In her own statement to the press, Ocasio-Cortez portrayed Greene’s questions as a form of “bullying.”
“This isn’t even about how I feel. It’s that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who are standing up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempts by a person who supports white supremacists in our nation’s capital,” she said.
The facts suggest that Democrats and their allies’ portrayal of the confrontation between the two lawmakers may be exaggerated.
First, Ocasio-Cortez has previously been called out for blowing things out of proportion.
When renowned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro simply challenged her to a debate in 2018, she falsely accused him of cat-calling her.
After the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, the congresswoman made it sound as if she’d almost been murdered. That was later confirmed to be a sensationalist lie.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 4, 2021
Second, when a 2019 video emerged in January showing Greene confronting gun-control zealot David Hogg, she faced the same accusations.
Yet as can be seen below, not once during the encounter did she yell at the left-wing activist or “assault” him. She simply peppered him with tough questions:
Third, Ocasio-Cortez falsely portrayed the Jan. 6th rioters as “white supremacists,” thus again demonstrating her penchant for telling bald-faced lies.
The latest incident occurred as Ocasio-Cortez was exiting the House chamber late Wednesday evening.
The Washington Post, which broke the story, claimed its “reporters” spotted Greene shouting “Hey Alexandria” to draw the congresswoman’s attention for a brief discussion. The congresswoman ignored her, so Greene began following her while peppering her with another round of tough questions.
“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,'” the Post reported.
Notice how the far-left paper claimed Black Lives Matter, which has been linked to a spate of terrorist behavior, isn’t a terrorist group.
“Greene also shouted that Ocasio-Cortez was failing to defend her ‘radical socialist’ beliefs by declining to publicly debate the freshman from Georgia,” according to the Post.
In a statement to the Post, the New York lawmaker’s spokesperson decried the so-called “attack” against her boss and shared her hope that “the Sergeant at Arms will take real steps to make Congress a safe, civil place for all members and staff.”
But to hear Greene tell it, the real “attacks” have been committed by the likes of Ocasio-Cortez and her allies. As she noted in her rebuttal tweet, the Democrat congresswoman once tried to place Republicans on lists.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) November 7, 2020
Following the 2020 presidential election, Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet calling for leftists to compile a blacklist of Trump “sycophants” and supporters.
“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” she wrote.
In response, her own sycophants rushed to announce the launch of the so-called Trump Accountability Project, which sought to blacklist anyone who “elected, served, funded, support, and represented” the president or donated over $1,000 to him.
Other sycophants likewise began warning that anyone who hired a Trump administration official once then-President Donald Trump left office would “be held accountable,” i.e., targeted with boycotts and other mob tactics.
Some felt these calls for a “blacklist” were ominously reminiscent of the Great Purge committed by deceased Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin from 1936 to 1938. The Great Purge led to the executions of up to 1.2 million dissidents.
Ocasio-Cortez was never held accountable for her tweet. In fact, it appears she’s never been held accountable for any of her negative behavior.
Meanwhile, Greene is now reportedly facing a potential ethics investigation.