Marjorie Taylor Greene accused of 'verbal assault' on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alex Wong  Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez attending a vote

Alex Wong Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez attending a vote

In the halls of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly accused New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of supporting "terrorist" groups.

It prompted a complaint by Ocasio-Cortez's to authorities to ensure Congress remained 'a safe, civil place for all members and staff'.

Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive with similar star power, has become a favorite target.

Ocasio-Cortez left the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene, who shouted "Hey Alexandria" twice to get her attention, according to the Washington Post who reported this first.

Greene also said in the Facebook video that "the Squad" supported domestic terrorism in their support for Black Lives Matter and antifa.

"You don't care about the American people", Greene yelled. "Why do you support terrorists and antifa?"

In the video, Greene said Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive members of Congress such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar supported "terrorists" in their public defense of Gazans in recent hostilities with Israel.

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"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.

Greene also referred to the "squad" of four liberal congresswomen of color and included Vice President Harris, who is also a woman of color, as a member of the "JihadSquad".

According to The Hill, Greene in turn said that "there was no screaming", and added that the House Ethics Committee should look into AOC for suggesting that previous Trump staffers should be punished for their affiliation with the previous administration.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez did not engage with Ms Greene, and walked away. "They scream when that happens, I was talking to AOC saying 'you need to debate me about the Green New Deal, ' that's her legislation, she should be able to defend it for the American people".

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) denounced Greene's embrace of QAnon conspiracy theories and "loony lies" as a "cancer for the Republican Party".

"While I may not agree with (Ocasio-Cortez) on issues, I've never seen her confront a colleague like this", he tweeted. In February, she posted an anti-transgender sign outside her office, which sits across from Rep. Marie Newman (D-Illinois), whose daughter is transgender. It takes a side - the side of occupation'.

Democratic Representative Cori Bush of Missouri moved her office away from the Georgia congresswoman following a heated exchange in January over mask wearing.

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