The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, left, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Photo, right, is a screenshot from Marjorie Taylor Greene verified Twitter (@mtgreenee). Photo, left, by nrkbeta (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Americans are voicing concern about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after the Georgia GOP congresswoman accosted New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just outside Congress on Wednesday.

Green "aggressively confronted" Ocasio-Cortez, The Washington Post reports, "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.'"

What unfolded is reminiscent of Greene's disturbing stalking of David Hogg, when she trailed and ran after the young gun control activist shouting at him and even saying she carries a gun.

"Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (R-GA), who shouted 'Hey Alexandria' twice in an effort to get her attention," the Post reports. "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."

Some on social media are warning that Greene poses a potential threat to the physical safety of members of Congress, while others blame Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for not controlling his caucus and doing his job.

Journalist Victoria Brownworth reminds Americans that "Marjorie Taylor Greene ran for office on 'taking out' AOC and the Squad. She posed with a semi-automatic weapon pointed at a photo of AOC and them–all WOC. Greene is a threat to AOC and other WOC in the House. Kevin McCarthy must address this."

She adds:

Here's how some are responding to Greene's actions:

From Your Site Articles
Related Articles Around the Web

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

By Jenna Zucker and Gabriella Borter

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) -A white teenager who killed 10 people in a racist attack at a western New York grocery store in a Black neighborhood had been taken into custody last year and given a mental health evaluation after making a threat at his high school, authorities said.

Keep reading... Show less

The privilege of beholding the corals of Belize, the second largest reef system on earth, is a complete marvel that can never be taken for granted. The school of nine squid in perfect alignment that stared at us like transparent sentinels ,the green barracuda that floated as if in suspended animation, looking for prey. Those moments of utter awe were soul transformative not only for a child, but also for parents nurturing a young human to the ultimate reason to exist on this earth, to care for life.

Over the next few years, a battle was waged between environmentalists and those who saw dollars in the form of oil extraction in the reef. Thankfully on December 1, 2015, right after the Cop21 Paris Climate Accord, Belize made the tremendous decision to ban drilling outright -- and is working hard to restore coral. The same cannot be said for many other fragile parts of the world particularly the warming Arctic, where Russia has a near stranglehold of more than half the Arctic Ocean.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}