AOC Says What We're All Thinking About QAnon Congresswoman After Freshman Rep. Has to Move Office Due to Threat
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to cause a stir in the House of Representatives with resurfaced social media posts before her election in which she endorsed deranged conspiracy theories and the execution of her now-colleagues.
Greene was already infamous for expressing support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which hinges on the delusion that former President Donald Trump was sent to expose a network of satanic cannibal pedophiles secretly controlling the United States government.
Since being sworn into the House of Representatives earlier this month, these unearthed posts show Greene expressing bizarre beliefs that mass shootings are secretly coordinated by Democrats, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood, and that the devastating California wildfires were caused by space lasers orchestrated by the wealthy Rothschild family.
A measure by Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) to expel Greene from Congress has been introduced with broad Democratic support.
And on Friday, freshman Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MI) recounted a moment that Greene berated her, prompting Bush to change offices given Greene's aggression and prior support for execution of prominent Democrats.
A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her staff berated me in a hallway. She targeted me & others on social media. I… https://t.co/lWktcrAlmK— Cori Bush (@Cori Bush)1611939407.0
Greene—who has falsely accused Bush of supporting terrorism—posted a video claiming Bush was the aggressor. The video shows Greene loudly decrying the Black Lives Matter movemen—for which Bush was a prominent organizer—as a terrorist organization. She shouted the comments within earshot of Bush.
An unidentified voice then calls on Greene to wear a mask to slow the spread of the pandemic that's already infected multiple members of Congress, prompting further combativeness from Greene.
Rep. @CoriBush is the leader of the St. Louis Black Lives Matter terrorist mob who trespassed into a gated neighbor… https://t.co/xcZ3YwXXsv— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸)1611944333.0
The video did little to vindicate Greene, especially when Bush released a more detailed account of the encounter.
On Jan. 13 — after members tested positive for COVID-19 after being locked down with her on Jan. 6 — Marjorie Taylo… https://t.co/4v4jWVcst2— Cori Bush (@Cori Bush)1611948645.0
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) defended Bush, saying that Greene should be the one to change offices.
She also called on Republican House leadership to hold Greene accountable for the constant disturbance her views and actions have unleashed upon the chamber.
.@GOPLeader has a responsibility to ensure his members do not harm others. He is losing control of his caucus & al… https://t.co/o7VdcqaMDo— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1611943776.0
Moving offices is a huge and disruptive effort. Honestly it shouldn't even be Rep. Bush that has to move and endure all this, it should be Greene - she is the one that posing a threat to others around her.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 29, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez urged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to keep his members in line. McCarthy recently promised to have a "conversation" with Greene about her "disturbing" past remarks, but he was met with insistence that further action is needed.
Twitter users echoed Ocasio-Cortez's calls for action.
Amid those calls for unity I'm glad to see @CoriBush and @AOC keeping the reality of the situation front and center. https://t.co/IjAaseZdVs— Jessa (@Jessa)1611944651.0
This has to stop. It's ridiculous @CoriBush has to endure this. https://t.co/PLBP11ZcuW— Asif Ahmad (@Asif Ahmad)1611948405.0
This would not be tolerated in any reputable workplace and congress should be NO exception. https://t.co/hbs7BzZIYu— pupsMama7 (@pupsMama7)1611954508.0
Green must go. These kind of incidents must not go unchecked. Install security and or security camera’s in the hall… https://t.co/VtnQsAl0jW— Ernest E Bivens (@Ernest E Bivens)1611945492.0
This is unacceptable! Our elected officials should not be working in this kind of hostile work environment. https://t.co/5YYJh5NNyN— Susie S. (@Susie S.)1611944230.0
Greene's video didn't do anything but exacerbate the backlash against her.
Where was this energy when you & your fellow white supremacist colleagues inciting true violence on the capitol....… https://t.co/fVdxOY86xs— Derrick ✊🏾😈 (@Derrick ✊🏾😈)1611954604.0
GREENE TOLD ON HERSELF WITH HER VIDEO -- PROVING CORI BUSH RIGHT! https://t.co/JKfKykYZzH— Ellis Dean Hovey (@Ellis Dean Hovey)1611956160.0
@mtgreenee @CoriBush How...does the video in any way contradict her statement? https://t.co/03ts6ulQmF— Doremus Schafer (@Doremus Schafer)1611950220.0
@mtgreenee @CoriBush Thank goodness you captured it on film! There you are meandering the halls of a Federal buildi… https://t.co/QotVjR4EQ1— Ryan C. Hoffmann (@Ryan C. Hoffmann)1611950065.0
Greene has yet to face any substantive reprimand from House Republican leadership.