POL Ethics violation sanction may be in the cards for Marjorie Taylor Greene as AOC expresses security concern after in-person spat

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) is facing criticism and a possible sanction after allegedly accosting and yelling at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) outside the House Chamber.

The incident between the two controversial politicians was witnessed by two reporters for the Washington Post, which detailed the event in a story.

Taylor Greene reportedly made a scene, yelling at Ocasio-Cortez that left-leaning groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa were “terrorists.” The Republican shouted that Ocasio-Cortez didn’t “care about the American people,” and AOC walked away from the situation, having thrown up her hands in frustration.

A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez confirmed the incident to the Post and said the congresswoman hoped House leadership and the House sergeant at arms would take action and “make Congress a safe, civil place for all Members and staff.”
Taylor Greene mocked the New York Democrat on Thursday for wanting security to intervene, and blasted her as a “fraud” and a “hypocrite.”

Speaking to reporters after the altercation, she also branded Ocasio-Cortez a “chicken” who could not defend her policy positions to the public. Taylor Greene has offered to debate the Democrat multiple times on the Green New Deal, but Ocasio-Cortez has not yet taken her up on the offer.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, commenting on the incident in a press conference, said Taylor Greene may have committed an ethics violation.

“This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States and is a cause for trauma and fear among members, especially on the heels of an insurrection – one which the minority in the committee yesterday denied ever happened,” she told reporters, adding that action regarding the “verbal assault” could “rise to the level of an ethics complaint.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s supporters on social media praised her handling of the situation, applauding her for walking away from the congresswoman.
I love, love, love how @AOC just ignored Marj screaming at her and kept on walking.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 13, 2021
AOC would eviscerate Marjorie Taylor Greene in a debate, but that’s not the point. You can’t engage productively with a deranged conspiracy theorist. Kudos to AOC for not taking the bait.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 13, 2021
This is not Taylor Greene’s first time dramatically and publicly confronting political adversaries, as many have noted in their criticisms online.
She has previously confronted Ocasio-Cortez about the potential Green New Deal debate. And Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) moved her office after she said she was “berated” by Taylor Greene and her staff earlier this year, though the Georgia representative claims the situation was the other way around and Bush berated her. Bush eventually moved her office away from Taylor Greene’s for her team’s “safety” and noted that the Republican was maskless when she confronted her.

Taylor Greene made even more waves when she yelled at Parkland survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg in 2019, when they were in Washington DC at the same time. She yelled at him and the group he was with multiple times, getting no real response, with students with Hogg chanting, “Enough is enough.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene started to rant at David Hogg, so students started chanting “enough is enough,” loud enough so you can’t even hear Greene. pic.twitter.com/avaJ1xvrWc
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 28, 2021
The Georgia Republican would go on to call Hogg, who was 18 at the time, an “idiot.”
After numerous social media users drew comparisons between the most recent Ocasio-Cortez encounter and Hogg’s experience, the activist took to Twitter and said Taylor Greene “should absolutely not have access to guns.”

So - when can we expect your resignation? https://t.co/b3Xz3SK9Vl
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 13, 2021
 
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Ragnarok

On and On, South of Heaven
The left condones and encourages killing babies, using race as a means to advance a political goal and a power grab, will use violence to advance their agenda, wants to strip Americans of their freedom and deny them the right to defend themselves and their families, they destroy lives with lies, lockdowns and economic collapse...

And, they want to lecture us on "ethics"???
 

vestige

TB Fanatic
The left condones and encourages killing babies, using race as a means to advance a political goal and a power grab, will use violence to advance their agenda, wants to strip Americans of their freedom and deny them the right to defend themselves and their families, they destroy lives with lies, lockdowns and economic collapse...

And, they want to lecture us on "ethics"???
You forgot they encourage buggering, pole smoking and pedophilia.
 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, commenting on the incident in a press conference, said Taylor Greene may have committed an ethics violation.
And Hagan-Das makes the best "nutty crunchy" - far better than Ben & Jerry's

I would not expect anything else from a human who will "Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion and to inculcate voters against evidence of your own guilt."

Dobbin
 

Jeff B.

What is left when honor is lost?
What manufactured nonsense. It’s shameful that these people cannot behave in a civil manner, even if they detest each other and their views.

Far from being our “leaders” they’re nothing more than walking talking symbols of our decline.

Jeff B.
 

Sammy55

Veteran Member
I have two different thoughts on MTG's actions.

1) She is a lot like President Trump. She says what she wants to say - which is great! - but she also can be a little too forceful and loud, which turns off a lot of people. Just like President Trump did. I think most conservatives and repukes can get behind what she says. She just needs to tone it down a bit. I'm all for her and President Trump. I just think they can deliver their message with a little more finesse. President Trump did have finesse many times, but sometimes he did have a tendency to let his mouth get out of control.

2) The "witnesses" were liberals. And too many times (all the time?) liberals lie to skew the story to their side. Also, liberals are great at taking videos to "prove their point." Since these were two reporters, if they didn't take video - which I fully believe they would have if they were telling the truth - then I don't believe it happened the way they and aoc says it happened. They are all skewing it to make MTG look bad.

So unless they have proof, I believe that the liberals are lying.

However, I urge MTG to tone down some of what she does a bit. I'm all for what she says, she just needs to use a "little more finesse" in how she says it so those on the conservative fence don't side with the liberals against her.
 

et2

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Buts it’s ok for the squad to say what ever they want and the left and the media suck it up like Koolaid. None of them ever get challenged. But when a repub gets in there face they cry like babies.

Take the ugly Maxine Waters for example. She goes on TV and say’s whatever she wants, even inciting a riot.

Poor wittel AOC. The problem is the republicants have NO SPINE. They don’t stand together.
 

jward

passin' thru
Yeah, I hate to support in any way the left's narrative, however, their believes and behaviors are odious enough to stand, or fail, on their own merit. I could convey that same message in a dulcet tone, without messing up my hair, putting a run in my stocking, or leaving any doubt as to the righteousness of my points.

..That's the game we need for that particular set and setting, the other just feeds sterotypes and becomes distraction from the import and authenticity of the message.

And coming in from another angle...

this sort of crap is why women often get no respect in leadership positions.
A few harpies give us all a bad name, and they show up at all levels of power.
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
The Left fights dirty.
Conservatives will continue to loose as long as we think we are better than that.
Yup. I'm guessing Greene got baited and walked into an ambush. Having both the Dems and the RINOs after her makes it all the more problematic. It doesn't help that the MSM is in their pocket and writing the narrative.
 
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