Rep. Greene denies report she harassed Rep. Ocasio-Cortez amid debate push

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The two reporters were not close enough to hear what the NY congresswoman said, and her office declined to discuss her specific response.

"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", AOC spokesperson Lauren Hitt told the Post.

The video, which CNN reported was from February 22, 2019, shows two men who were also filming outside of Ocasio-Cortez's office, with one harassing the congresswoman while speaking through the mail slot. "Why do you support terrorists and antifa?"

In February, Greene was removed from her committee assignments due to her past actions and violent public statements.

One of the men in Greene's group, Anthony Aguero, was inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6 when supporters of former president Donald Trump stormed the building, according to CNN. She said she was too shocked by the interaction, "so much so that I honestly didn't even have the presence of mind to record the interaction, because I was so taken aback and surprised by Greene's behavior". She also defends Antifa and BLM rioters.

Following the incident, Greene, who has been a controversial figure since her election in 2020, continued her attack of Ocasio-Cortez on social media. Standing outside of the office, Greene and her associates taunt Ocasio-Cortez's staff through the mailbox, mocking the staff for keeping the door locked.

This is not the first confrontation Greene has had with a Democratic member of Congress that has caused them to raise safety concerns.

"AOC is a fraud & a hypocrite", Greene continued in the tweet, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of lacking "the courage & intelligence to debate me" and again claim Ocasio-Cortez backed "criminals in Antifa/BLM [Black Lives Matter] riots". "MALE & FEMALE. Trust the Science!"

The video is reportedly from a Facebook Live video that the Georgia congresswoman streamed herself during a visit to the Capitol before she was elected to Congress, according to CNN.

Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., called Greene's poster "sickening, pathetic, unimaginably cruel".

Greene's office did not immediately return a request for comment.

"I have never encountered a situation like the one before us now, where a member has made such vile and hurtful statements, engaged in the harassment of colleagues and expressed support for political violence", House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in a speech at the time of the vote.

"I would think everyone should be asking her why she can't defend her policy. So, no, she doesn't need to file ethics violations or whatever she's doing, that's reacting like a child, adults are able to debate policy", she added. "I hold her to her word, as well as her actions going forward".

According to two Washington Post reporters who witnessed the event, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene-best known for her white supremacy, transphobia, Islamaphobia, her support for QAnon, and her intense love of guns-"aggressively confronted" Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber Wednesday.



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