On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation into Marjorie Taylor Green after she confronted socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and asked her why she supports terrorists.
Pelosi claimed that Ocasio-Cortez was the victim of “verbal assault and abuse” and the incident was a “cause for trauma and fear among Members.”
Pelosi said: “I, I, I think that what you, that what you pointed to our office about what happened uh, as members were leaving the floor yesterday, uh the verbal abuse and really abuse of our colleague Congresswoman uh, uh, uh…AOC (giggles), the, uh, it’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing honor to the House, or not bringing dishonor to the House. It’s so beyond the pale that you wonder, is this, it probably is a matter for the Ethics Committee. Uh, but that’s up to someone, I, I’ve always kept the leadership offices separate from any uh, uh motions to take anything to Ethics. But as one who served on the Ethics Committee for seven years–six years is the maximum, they asked me to serve another year, that’s how I paid my dues to the caucu (sic) (giggles). This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States and is a cause for trauma and fear among Members, especially on the heels of an insurrection, on which the majority, uh, which the majority in the, excuse me the minority in the committee yesterday denied ever happened, it didn’t happen. I don’t know if you saw uh, last night the body cam, I think CNN had the body camera um, video of Officer Fanone. It is stunning if you haven’t seen that, you have to see that because it was such an abuse, uh, battling a police officer. Now he’s a Metropolitan Police officer. I have met with him. He’s trying to meet with the Republican Leader, I hope that that would happen. Uh, but when these people were yesterday saying they was friendly to the police and all that: Sick, there’s just only one word. So, th, this is not behavior that is, uh, I, I could give you chapter and verse of many other things that they have done, that being the most recent and very egregious and not in keeping with the behavior of a Member of Congress. And their own caucus, their own caucus, uh, should exercise some, discipline is not the word, uh, respectable behavior standard for them. Uh, but it could be that this would rise to the level of an Ethics complaint.”
Pelosi suggests House Ethics Committee should investigate Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for "verbal assault" and "abuse" of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a confrontation outside House chamber: "This is beneath the dignity of a person serving in the Congress of the United States" pic.twitter.com/0X29i9Jdf7— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 13, 2021
Read the excerpt below detailing the incident between Green and Ocasio-Cortez below:
Two Washington Post reporters witnessed Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) exit the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene (Ga.), who shouted “Hey Alexandria” twice in an effort to get her attention. 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.
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