MTG calls AOC a ‘teenage girl’ over space lasers dig
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of acting like a ‘teenage girl’ after the New York Democrat accused the Georgia Republican of ‘trafficking in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.’
‘I have repeatedly asked you to debate me, but you have been a coward and can’t even respond. But you go on CNN and lie about me,’ Greene tweeted Thursday night. ‘When are you going to be an adult and actually debate me on policy instead of run your mouth like a teenage girl?’
Ocasio-Cortez appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night and railed against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy‘s choice to allow Greene and Republican Reps. Paul Gosar and George Santos sit on committees, just hours after the House GOP voted to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over anti-Semitic comments she made early in her Congressional tenure.
‘George Santos claimed that his grandparents were in the Holocaust. That was a lie. A disgusting lie. Marjorie Taylor Greene regularly trafficking in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,’ Ocasio Cortez said, adding that Gosar and Greene were ‘inciting violence against specific members in the body.’
The Democratic majority in the last Congress voted to remove Gosar and Greene from their committee assignments after Gosar retweeted a video that showed a cartoon version of him killing AOC and after Greene liked a comment that suggested then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be shot in the head.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of acting like a ‘teenage girl’ after the New York Democrat accused the Georgia Republican of ‘trafficking in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories’
‘I have repeatedly asked you to debate me, but you have been a coward and can’t even respond. But you go on CNN and lie about me,’ Greene tweeted Thursday
A 2018 Facebook post of Greene’s that was discovered by the left-leaning Media Matters also made waves – as she said she believed California’s deadliest wildfire was potentially caused by space lasers that were connected to the Rothschilds and former Gov. Jerry Brown to clear the way for a high-speed rail system.
‘He has appointed all three of them to House committees – not just one but multiple,’ Ocasio-Cortez continued. ‘Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was engaging in 9/11 conspiracy theories, Kevin McCarthy appointed her to the Homeland Security Committee.’
A 2018 video showed Greene referring to American Airlines Flight 77 as ‘the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon,’ adding, ‘It’s odd there’s never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon.’
‘So there is really no consistency here,’ AOC added. ‘And it needs to be very well known that this targeting of Ilhan Omar is because the Republican base finds it easy. The Republican base finds it self-rewarding.’
Ocasio-Cortez’s CNN appearance came after she delivered an angry address on the House floor ahead of the successful vote to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
She brought up 9/11 in the House chamber as well, comparing the effort to oust Omar – a Muslim – to the Islamophobia that followed the 2001 terror attacks.
‘I think one of the things that we should talk about here is also one of the disgusting legacies after 9/11 has been the targeting and racism against Muslim Americans throughout the United States of America and this is the extension of that legacy,’ she said.
Ocasio-Cortez’s CNN appearance came after she delivered an angry address on the House floor ahead of the successful vote to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee
Responding to Greene’s tweet, AOC ridiculed the Georgia Republican’s request for a debate
‘Consistency? There is nothing consistent with the Republican Party’s continued attack, except for the racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body,’ the New York Democrat continued.
Without naming Gosar, she noted how a member of the Republican caucus threatened her life.
‘And the Republican caucus rewarded him with one of the most prestigious committee assignments in this Congress,’ she yelled.
Gosar was added to the House Oversight Committee and put back on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he previously served.
‘Don’t tell me this is about consistency. Don’t tell me that this is about a condemnation of anti-Semitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers,’ she continued referencing Greene, adding ‘and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body.’
‘This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America,’ she stated. ‘Don’t tell me – because I didn’t get a single apology when my life was threatened,’ she concluded, slamming a notebook down on the rostrum.
Responding to Greene’s tweet, AOC ridiculed the Georgia Republican’s request for a debate.
‘Hey there! In case you forgot, we sit on the same committee, which debated for the first time this week,’ Ocasio-Cortez replied. ‘I don’t blame you if you forgot. You spent almost no time there.’
‘In the few minutes you did show up, you claimed one elementary school got *$5 billion dollars* to teach CRT,’ she added, using the acronym for ‘critical race theory.
At a House Oversight Hearing on Wednesday, Greene falsely claimed that a an Illinois elementary school received $5.1B to teach Critical Race Theory, which Republicans argue makes white students feel bad about their skin color.
Greene clapped back at AOC, explaining her brief appearance at the hearing.
‘Yeah it’s busy in the majority remember that?’ the Georgia lawmaker said.
‘So can you explain why you sickos in NY abused COVID relief funds for things like Drag Queen story time? Was it a good time to brainwash kids and lie to them about gender when your state forced them to stay home from school?’ she then asked.
Greene then pointed out that a business called ‘Drag Queen Story Hour LLC’ had received $6,875 from the Paycheck Protection Program, a Trump-era program to help small businesses survive the pandemic.
AOC did not respond to Greene’s query.