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Marjorie Taylor Greene denies ‘screaming’ at Ocasio-Cortez

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) on Thursday denied a report that she harassed fellow Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) by screaming at her the previous day.

In an incident witnessed by two Washington Post reporters, Greene reportedly shouted “Hey, Alexandria” multiple times on Wednesday outside the House chamber and then asked her why she supports antifa and Black Lives Matter, claiming they are “terrorist” groups.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during her weekly press conference Thursday that the Georgia representative should face consequences for her actions and remarks toward Ocasio-Cortez, adding that it could be a matter for the House Ethics Committee. 

Greene replied to Pelosi’s comments on her Twitter page, writing, “BTW, there was no screaming.”

She also said the Ethics Committee should look into Ocasio-Cortez for suggesting last year that staffers for former President Trump should be held accountable for their work in the previous administration.

A group called the Trump Accountability Project briefly took up the call to create a “list” of former Trump staffers, but that project has since shut down.

“Actually, @SpeakerPelosi the Ethics Commitee should look into @AOC for putting Trump admin staff and supporters on lists to destroy their lives and prevent future employment,” Greene said in her post. “She threatened the livelihoods of Americans for simply being Republicans.”

— Updated at 2:35 p.m.

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