Divisive Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene is again raising eyebrows for her behavior after getting into a verbal sparring match with fellow Republican Liz Cheney on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
“This is a joke,” said Greene, a fierce ally of Trump, later telling Raskin: “Why don’t you care about the American people?”
Raskin, 58, replied to Greene: “You represent the American people.”
Cheney, 同时, responded to Greene by calling her a “玩笑” and referencing to a 2018 comment Greene made about “Jewish space lasers.”
CNN reports that Greene yelled “I never said that!” when Cheney mentioned the lasers.
请讲 to reporters after the vote, Raskin summed up the interaction: “什么 [格林] said to me was, ‘When are you going to do your investigation of the violence surrounding Black Lives Matter?’ 我说, ‘Like with Kyle Rittenhouse who went and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters? I’m sure there will be an opportunity for us to get to that.’ ”
Raskin continued, according to reports: “I was just talking to Ms. Cheney and then she [格林] started screaming,” 添加: “I can’t remember exactly what she said. But they got into a back and forth about ‘Jewish space lasers.’ ”
在对人的声明中, Greene said she was criticizing the Capitol riot investigation, which she denounced as a “with hunt.”
“Democrat Liz Cheney and Russia hoaxer Adam Schiff were giggling together and patting each other on the back in the well of the House. I had to let them know that their [简. 6] witch hunt committee is an absolute joke,” 她说.
“Congress only cares about Congress,” 她继续, arguing that there should be more focus on alleged “ANTIFA domestic terrorists.” The investigation, 她声称, 曾是 “to punish their political enemies: the American People.”
No stranger to controversy, Greene often makes headlines for her use of social media and for publicly arguing with those who share different views.
在七月, Greene was temporarily suspended from Twitter after falsely claiming in one post that 新冠肺炎 是 “not dangerous for non-obese people and those under 65” and in another post likening the vaccine rollout to “human experimentation.”
The social media giant said Greene’s statements violated its COVID-19 misleading information policy, which states: “You may not use Twitter’s services to share false or misleading information about COVID-19 which may lead to harm.”
Greene also regularly quarrels with Rep. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥-科尔特斯, a New York Democrat and frequent critic of Trump and the Republican Party. The two have clashed face-to-face several times since Greene took office in January, 包含 an incident at the Capitol in May where Green “aggressively” berated Ocasio-Cortez, 31, in front of reporters, 根据 华盛顿邮报.
Before being elected to Congress, Greene was filmed publicly badgering a teenage school shooting survivor.
In one video reportedly filmed in 2019 Greene can be seen following David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, 佛罗里达, who later became an activist for gun violence reform, as he walks outside near the Capitol.
在视频中, Greene calls Hogg a “coward” and falsely accuses him of being funded by liberal donors.
其他 视频 filmed at an unclear date, which appears to be taken inside a government office building, shows Greene following Hogg and asking if he “really thinks red flag gun laws” will prevent mass shootings.
Hogg, 现在 20, does not engage with Greene in the footage.