During a fight between House Republicans and Democrats over Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Mn.) losing her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez (D-Ny.) took a shot at one of her Republican colleagues.
While lashing out at Omar’s removal from the committee, Cortez repeated an attack that Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) believed “Jewish space lasers” were causing wildfires in California.
While it is true that Greene openly asked if light beams from satellites could cause wildfires, she did not mention Jewish people in the often derided Facebook post.
The spat, which began on the House floor, spilled over in to Twitter on Thursday after Greene posted a clip of AOC attacking her on CNN.
She accused Cortez of being a ‘coward’ for talking negatively about her on CNN while refusing to debate her in-person.
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Cortez responded by accusing Greene of being absent from her committee assignments.
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.@RepAOC 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.
When are you going to be an adult and actually debate me on policy instead of run your mouth like a teenage girl? pic.twitter.com/XIl7LQNu9r
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 3, 2023
A private feud between two U.S. lawmakers made a splash on social media this week in the fallout of Congress voting to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from a committee, with both officials swinging accusations at the other.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter Thursday to accuse her colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of being a “coward” and lying about her on national television.
The Democratic lawmaker swiftly fired back, accusing the Republican of failing to do her job in Congress by spending “almost no time” at her committee hearings.
“I have repeatedly asked you to debate me, but you have been a coward and can’t even respond,” tweeted Greene, R-Georgia. “But you go on CNN and lie about me.”
She added: “When are you going to be an adult and actually debate me on policy instead of run your mouth like a teenage girl?”