Ocasio-Cortez Beclowns Herself In Response To Marjorie Taylor Greene After The Republican Representative Called Her A ‘Little Communist’
Posted On June 27, 2021
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Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has made no secret of her contempt for New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and she continued that trend at the most recent Donald Trump Rally.
The firebrand representative was on hand in Wellington, Ohio for Trump’s first rally since Joe Biden was inaugurated. She took the stage prior to Trump speaking and wasted no time going right after her nemesis.
“She’s not an American. She really doesn’t embrace our American ways,” she said of Ocasio-Cortez who was born in New York City. “You want to know why? She has something called the ‘Green New Deal.’”
Greene said that the plan was pitched by “the little communist from New York City.”
Ocasio-Cortez hit back at Greene with a jab after the comments, though she beclowned herself as she did not refute the communist label.
“First of all, I’m taller than her,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“Didnt deny being a communist tho. Interesting,” National Pulse Editor-In-Chief Raheem J. Kassam noted.
But this is far from the first time these two young representatives have crossed paths in an antagonizing fashion.
In April, Greene pushed for a debate with Ocasio-Cortez over the Green New Deal.
“I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal,” the Georgia Republican posted. “After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I’ll schedule time for our debate.”
Greene has been trying to debate Ocasio-Cortez for a while.
Last week, Greene highlighted her business background as an owner of a construction company for two decades.
She compared her resume to Ocasio-Cortez’s “degree in economics.”
“@AOC I’d like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy. Since you sponsored the Green New Deal and have a degree in Economics, I’m sure you are more than qualified,” Greene tweeted.
“I just have a degree in Business Admin and have owned a construction company for 20 years. A debate between AOC and I on the Green New Deal economic policy would be informative for the American People. They deserve to hear the two sides with pro’s and cons,” Greene wrote in a second tweet.
She added in a third tweet: “@AOC you can choose one moderator and I choose a moderator. Then we can negotiate a major news network to host the debate. Let’s do this for The People. What do you say?”
Then in May the two were involved in a showdown at the Capitol.
Greene attempted to confront Ocasio-Cortez as the New York representative avoided her, then whined about security, The Washington Post reported.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene aggressively confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and falsely accused her of supporting “terrorists,” leading the New York congresswoman’s office to call on leadership to ensure that Congress remains “a safe, civil place for all Members and staff.”
Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (Ga.), who shouted “Hey Alexandria” twice in an effort to get her attention. When Ocasio-Cortez did not stop walking, 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. Greene also shouted that Ocasio-Cortez was failing to defend her “radical socialist” beliefs by declining to publicly debate the freshman from Georgia.
“You don’t care about the American people,” Greene yelled at Cortez. “Why do you support terrorists and Antifa?”
Cortez only turned one time to look at Greene and show her exasperation but did not stop to actually engage with the congresswoman.
“Representative Greene tried to begin an argument with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and when Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tried to walk away, Congresswoman Greene began screaming and called Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a terrorist sympathizer,” Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, said. “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. One Member has already been forced to relocate her office due to Congresswoman Greene’s attacks.”
But before she left, Rep. Greene talked briefly to reporters and shot straight from the hip.
“She’s a chicken, she doesn’t want to debate the Green New Deal,” she said. “These members are cowards. They need to defend their legislation to the people. That’s pathetic.”
She took to Twitter to further hit at AOC.
“And any US Member of Congress supporting terrorists Hamas should be expelled. Any member supporting and fundraising for criminals in Antifa/BLM riots in American cities should be expelled. That’s the #JihadSquad and the VP,” she said.
And, around 10 days after that encounter, Greene accused Ocasio-Cortez of being a “terrorist.”
“[email protected] you’re responsible for attacks on Jewish people bc of your hate-Israel stance against Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorists Hamas, calling Israel an apartheid state, & supporting terrorists groups. Aligning yourself with terrorists means your a terrorist,” she said on Twitter.
The comment came after Ocasio-Cortez feigned concern over the rise in anti-Semitic attacks, you know the ones they used to blame Donald Trump for, in New York.
“We will never, ever tolerate antisemitism here in NY or anywhere in the world. The recent surge in attacks is horrifying. We stand with our Jewish communities in condemning this violence,” she said.
This article was originally posted at Conservative Brief.
Lucas Collins is a writer for NRN. He strives to write timely, thought-provoking articles.