House Democrats call on McCarthy to take 'immediate action' on Rep. Greene

A group of nearly 40 House Democrats signed a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDemocrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot MORE (R-Calif.) on Thursday, calling on him "in the strongest terms to take immediate action" to address Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE's (R-Ga.) behavior.

In their letter, the representatives pointed to the various disputes that she has had with Democratic colleagues since assuming offices.

The incidents involving Greene mentioned included her berating Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and causing her to move offices, hanging a sign outside her office that mocked a congresswoman's transgender pride flag and her repeated confrontations with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Photos of the Week: Renewable energy, gymnast testimonies and a Met Gala dress Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan MORE (D-N.Y.).


"These behaviors only appear to be escalating, with her recent comments at a rally to lock up a colleague," the Democratic lawmakers wrote, adding that they believe Greene is creating an "unsafe work environment for members" and that her actions could lead to violence against them.

The lawmakers also pointed to past statements from McCarthy in which he said he had made it clear to Greene that members of Congress have a responsibility to hold themselves to a "higher standard."

"We firmly agree with you that we, as members of Congress, have a responsibility to conduct ourselves to a higher standard. We are elected by our constituents to do the people’s work. While we may disagree on the policies, the members of this venerated institution have demonstrated for centuries that we are capable of treating each other with respect and dignity," the lawmakers said.

"Rep. Greene’s conduct does not comport with what we expect from a member of the House of Representatives," the letter added.

"Everyone has a right to a workplace free from harassment and abuse, including members of Congress. We urge you in the strongest terms to take immediate action to address Rep. Greene’s behavior," they wrote.


The letter was signed by Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalDemocrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails MORE (Wash.) along with fellow Democratic Reps. Bush, Ocasio-Cortez, Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroHarris's delayed trip to Vietnam ratchets up Havana Syndrome fears Lawmakers flooded with calls for help on Afghanistan exit Lawmakers can't reconcile weakening the SALT cap with progressive goals MORE (Texas), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Enough with the GDP — it's time to measure genuine progress Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats eye potential carbon price in reconciliation bill MORE (Minn.), Katie Porter (Calif.) and more than 30 others.

The Hill has reached out to McCarthy's office for comment.

Greene released a statement Thursday apparently responding to the letter, accusing the Democratic lawmakers of lying and calling them "Communists."

"It’s absurd Democrats accuse me of creating an environment of harassment for speaking at a Trump rally and defining them as who they are: Communists," she wrote.

"I receive constant harassment in public caused by the Democrat lies promoted by the media," she added. "Democrats singled me out and kicked me off committees for doing nothing wrong, and the death threats haven’t stopped since. And now the witch hunt continues in an attempt to overturn my 2020 election and kick me out of Congress."