Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) got into a screaming match on the outdoor Capitol steps on Friday. In several videos destined to break the internet by the end of the day, Greene and Dingell traded jabs over abortion laws. The exchange came on the heels of the House of Representatives passing an abortion rights bill that would codify Roe v. Wade into law regardless of whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court reverses it.
It will now head to the Senate where it is unlikely to overcome a Republican filibuster.
Against the backdrop of the Capitol, with its glorious and brutalist architecture, and on a cloudless day surrounded by an azure sky, Greene launched the first volley:
“The border’s wide open,” she reportedly yelled toward a group of Democratic congresswomen, including Dingell and Reps. Melanie Stansbury (D-NM), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA). The congresswomen then moved back inside.
Greene then proceeded down the steps and toward a gathering of Democratic lawmakers who had gathered for a “Build Back Better for Women” photo-op, where she got into a confrontation with a woman who had lined up with members on the steps.
“Congresswoman, I wish you would stand with women,” the woman said, prompting a fierce response from Greene.
“Stand with women? I do! Stand with motherhood, how about that?” Greene retorted. “You know, there’s unborn women, do they not have a right to life?”
this was one of several exchanges Greene had with Democrats on the steps. as they were lining up below, Greene got into a spat with another woman over who stood with women more while muttering that “Build Back Better for Women” is a “joke” pic.twitter.com/uIOBii1ya4
— bryan metzger (@metzgov) September 24, 2021
Greene was not finished.
She stood off to the side of the Democrats and began yelling at them. “Horrendous. You should all be ashamed!” Greene shouted at the Congress members before turning away.
“You should be ashamed of your incivility,” Dingell replied.
“You know what? Killing a baby up until birth is a lack of civility, it’s called murder,” Greene yelled back. She continued, “Hey, how about the border down there? Lack of civility, how about lack of laws?”
“We have lots of laws we follow, and you should practice the basic thing you’re taught in church: respect your neighbor,” Dingell yelled back.
“Taught in church, are you kidding me? Try being a Christian and supporting life!” Green incredulously retorted.
“You try being a Christian and try treating your colleagues decently,” Dingell said, briefly tripping on the steps in a fit of anger.
“Watch your step, lady, you’re going to fall down,” Greene responded. “Control yourself.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into a shouting match with Rep. Debbie Dingell pic.twitter.com/2ZyXOLEY6f
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 24, 2021
There are a few different clips of the verbal skirmish, and it is a sight to behold:
Reps. Debbie Dingell and Marjorie Taylor Greene just got in a shouting match on the Capitol steps right by where Democrats are gathering to pose for a photo. Before this clip other Dems yelled at her too pic.twitter.com/YjmxY0mo9o
— Emily Brooks (@emilybrooksnews) September 24, 2021
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